The Bavarians have been the outstanding team in Europe over the past 18 months but lost the 2010 final to Chelsea – a game the defender didn’t expect his side to play in
Bayern Munich skipper Philipp Lahm has admitted he is getting used to reaching Champions League finals, but says his side’s place in the 2010 showpiece came as a surprise.
The Bavarians have reached the final in three of the last four years, losing to Inter and Chelsea respectively in 2010 and 2012, before beating Borussia Dortmund at Wembley last term.
The 30-year-old believes his side have become more dominant in recent seasons as the current squad have reached their collective potential.
“Sure, we have often reached the final, but it also depends on our style of play,” he told Kicker.
“Last year, we reached it with a lot of dominance, just as we have been this season.
“In 2010, we were very surprised to reach the final. In the last few years, our development has gone as we dreamed.”