Philipp Lahm has moved to allay fears that Bayern Munich could get complacent following their unprecedented success this season.
Lahm captained the side to a Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB-Pokal Treble leaving some to question whether new manager Pep Guardiola will be able to motivate his players to reach similar heights when he takes charge next season.
But Lahm doesn't see that as being a problem and is certain that Bayern will go from strength to strength in the future.
"The most beautiful thing for me is that I am convinced that these three titles are not the end, but rather the beginning," he told the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.
"We have an exceptional squad, we have top characters in the team and an excellent mentality. And almost every single one of us has a long-term contract. The team is going to remain intact and even get stronger.
We are in an excellent financial position and now we have Pep Guardiola, a world-class coach, arriving.
"We are a team who can collect titles for many years to come. We need to make an era out of this memorable year. Our best years are still to come, as strange as that may sound after winning the treble."
Information from the Press Association was used in this report.