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Pep back at the helm

Naturally, Germany’s World Cup triumph in Brazil was the big talking point when the FCB stars gathered for training on Monday morning. However, it was a case of all work and no more talk once the players took to the practice ground, where they were supervised by Pep Guardiola himself. The head coach was back at base for the first time since his summer vacation, taking charge of the morning workout and greeting newcomers Juan Bernat (picture), Robert Lewandowski and Sebastian Rode.

Quotes of the day

“We’ll stop the party at some point, but we’ll always have a smile on our faces.”
(Manuel Neuer)

“I’ve tried to absorb everything I can and hit the save button.”
(Thomas Müller)

“Bayern Munich and Germany have demonstrated you can play attractive football and still win trophies.”
(Dutch footballing legend Johan Cruyff in national daily De Telegraaf)