Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick was thrilled to silence their doubters after winning the Champions League final on Sunday night.
It is Bayern’s sixth European title and he also guided them to the Bundesliga and German League Cup this season.
Flick has been in charge of the side for 10 months and it is only the second time in Bayern’s history they have claimed this domestic-European treble.
“I am proud of the team,” said Flick, who replaced Niko Kovac in November.
“When I saw the headlines in November, all I read was that nobody is afraid of Bayern anymore. The development since then has been crazy.
“We deserved to win, because of the second half. You could already see in training at our winter camp in January that something big was growing. The team just has this overwhelming will to win.”
Flick, who signed a new three-year contract in April, was launched into the air by his players at full time in celebration.
Flick, who was assistant coach to Joachim Loew when Germany won the 2014 World Cup, added: “I’ve not set a deadline for when the party has to stop. It’s only right to celebrate when you win something. You have to have a party and I don’t know when that party will end.”