Berlin: Ex-Germany captain Philipp Lahm may have bagged the first double of his career on Saturday, but Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola joked that he had wanted to see a hat-trick.
"I`m a bit disappointed with Philipp, I wanted to see a hat-trick," quipped Guardiola as Lahm marked his 200th Bundesliga win with goals in the 20th and 79th minutes in Saturday`s 6-0 home win over Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena.
It was the first time Lahm, who retired from international football after captaining Germany to their fourth World Cup in July, has scored twice in any of his 321 Bundesliga matches.
Only current Bayern colleagues Bastian Schweinsteiger (208) and Claudio Pizarro (209) have more Bundesliga victories in their careers.
"I am pleased for Philipp, I think he is one of the five best players in the history of Bayern Munich," added Guardiola.
"It`s a big honour to be his coach."
Once again deployed in midfield, as has often been the case under Guardiola, Lahm took his tally to 12 goals since his Bundesliga debut in 2003/04.
"That was the first time I have scored twice since youth football, so it`s something special," said the 30-year-old.
"I played a bit more forward, that was my task for the day. I don`t know if it will be my last brace, but I assume it will be."
Bayern have won all of their last five games in all competitions and have not conceded a goal in their last eight matches since drawing 1-1 with Schalke 04 in August.
The Bundesliga leaders play Roma away in the Champions League this midweek looking to extend their perfect record in Group E.