Niko Kovac has rained praises on his Bayern Munich for turning their season around by winning the DFB-Pokal on Saturday to double their title.
Kovac led the German giants to a Bundesliga title and the DFB-Pokal after being under enormous pressure late last year.
And when asked if he thought Bayern would win two titles this season, Kovac praised his team and said he never gave up hope.
“If I said yes now, than you would say I am completely crazy,” he told a news conference.
“At Bayern you always go into a season with the goal to win titles. We were far behind but this team did great things later.
“The game against Benfica was the turnaround. We won 5-1 at the end of November. Since then we have only lost two matches, one against [Bayer] Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and one against Liverpool at home. So, you always have to believe.
“I am an optimist, not a dreamer. We needed to stabilise ourselves early in the season and we made it. If you give up, then you cannot achieve this. This is the strength of this team, of this club.
“But this also represents my character. I don’t know how to give up, even if it was that difficult. Giving up is the first way to fail. It does not exist for me.”
“I am happy that this year got a happy end. I am looking forward to the holidays. The season was tough.
“I’m not thinking about when the next season starts. Now I need two or three weeks to relax and get mentally ready again.
“We will work again to prepare for next season. We will plan our training and our transfers,Kovac said.