Created on 21-05-2013 at 00:00 AM
Thomas Müller stayed behind after training on Tuesday to practise penalties – and how. The striker took 50 or 60 spot kicks, first against Lukas Raeder, then Manuel Neuer. “It can't hurt," he later told FCB.tv. Just days ahead of the biggest game of the season, Müller is leaving nothing to chance, as he is utterly determined to lay hands on the trophy after his third Champions League final.
Thomas took a starring role in both previous attempts at the top European prize. He was poised to cancel out Inter Milan's opening goal in the 2010 final but was denied by keeper Julio Cesar. In 2012, he opened the scoring against Chelsea with just minutes remaining, but again had to watch the opposition claim glory. “For me personally, it's about time I won the thing," he said, “if you’re beaten three times, you're branded a loser."