Muller: Bayern can shock world football

The Germany star says his side have nothing to lose as they approach the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against the Catalans

Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller believes his side can make a statement to the world of football by overcoming Barcelona.

Pep Guardiola’s side’s chances of reaching the Champions League final are remote after they lost 3-0 in the first leg of the last-four tie at Camp Nou.

However, Muller is eyeing an ambitious second-leg comeback in Tuesday’s return game at the Allianz Arena, which he believes would shock the rest of Europe.

“I am netiher very euphoric nor very pessimistic,” he said at a press conference.

“We need to take our chances. Everyone knows that things were better before. We will have a plan.

“That first leg was a huge disappointment. But since we left Camp Nou we’ve wanted to make up for it. If we go through, it will be a statement for the world of football. This is the plan and it’s not stupid.

“In football, many things are possible. That’s why there’s still hope and we still believe in ourselves. We can’t expect things to go like against Porto. But that’s what we need.

“We have to find the right mix of better attacking and more calmness on the ball. The three-man defence was a risk against a three-man attack.

“The coach will prepare us well and the rest is will and support from the fans.”

Muller went on to add that the recent slump in form has not affected the mood of Guardiola.

“I haven’t noticed any difference. But of course, right after a decisive defeat the mood is not good.

“We have nothing to lose against Barca and this is how the players and the coach are approaching the match. We will give it a try, it is not over yet. We will give everything until the referee blows his whistle.”