Müller: We've rediscovered our hunger
There are three days to the possible crucial Bundesliga clash with Borussia Mönchengladbach, with FC Bayern in control of bringing the Meisterschale back to Munich for the ninth season in succession. And anybody watching Thomas Müller and his teammates at the daily training sessions at Säbener Straße will immediately know Bayern will definitely not allow themselves to be diverted from that mission.
Warned about Gladbach
"We want to wrap up the title as soon as possible. It's a big target and we are very optimistic," Müller explained confidently after the session. The fact the Reds failed to secure the title at Mainz on the previous matchday is not an issue. It is only a pleasure deferred. "We rediscovered our hunger in the two weeks where we didn't play. That gave us time to recover physically and mentally. In the first week of training we had real fun and worked well. So, we are focused on the game," added the 31-year-old.
And the record champions face a tough nut in Borussia. "We've never found it easy against Gladbach in recent years. They were always tight games and there was also a defeat amongst them. So we know what to expect," was the analysis of the striker.
Müller soon record champion in the Bundesliga?
If all goes well from Müller's perspective, then he would pick up his tenth German league title in his career and, together with his teammate David Alaba, be a record champion in Germany's top flight: "If you look back to when I first got into the senior team in 2009 and my career took off, then it's obviously madness," said the Bayern stalwart slightly bemused by his own success story.
However, Müller also knows it would not have been possible without the help of the team. "It's a bit crazy that we manage every year to draw on the potential in the squad throughout the season. You also have to be thankful to your teammates." And with their support, the next league title celebration should follow on Saturday against Gladbach.
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