Created on 21-05-2013 at 00:00 AM
Take it easy one last time, Jupp Heynckes instructed his men on Monday, a national holiday in Germany. Two days after the final Bundesliga fixture, the players did just that, although the coach was working: “Monday is my video day," he revealed. But at 10 o'clock on Tuesday morning, the squad gathered at the Säbener Strasse facility to start final preparations for Saturday's Champions League final.
“As of today, it's full steam ahead for Saturday," Thomas Müller told FCB.tv after the morning workout. Four days prior to meeting Dortmund at Wembley, the training session “went well, there was lots of bite and everyone's fired up," continued the striker, Munich's top scorer in Europe on eight goals.
Arjen Robben was just as enthusiastic on Tuesday. “I'm delighted it starts for real now," he said. Following the semi-final second leg in Barcelona, the Bundesliga meeting with BVB, “and then two quiet weeks," the winger confessed he had not particularly wanted the pace to drop. “I was yearning for the last two league games to be out of the way. We all wanted to play the final because it's the biggest match of the season."