Bayern Munich star Thomas Müller might not have felt great when his team fell into an early 2-0 deficit against Borussia Dortmund, but the 31-year-old’s belief in his squad never wavered.
The Bavarians came back to score four consecutive goals to seal the victory, but Müller believes that effort was par for the course with this group.
“The quality is certainly there, it’s also our DNA to have this spirit,” Müller said (as captured by Tz). “But it’s also tedious. It’s not part of our match plan, no one has to tell us that. BVB scored two goals from the first two actions; it’s not like they dominated us.”
Müller was quick to note that Bayern Munich knows that it made mistakes on both of Dortmund’s goals and also that fighting to cut the lead to 2-1 was the turnaround point for the Bavarians.
“We made mistakes before both goals. The 2:0 played into BVB’s cards,” Müller remarked. “After the 2:1, the intensity in the duels was very good. That then put Dortmund off their stride. We took the late 3:2 like that.”
As for the controversial tackle by Leroy Sane on Emre Can that preceded Leon Goretzka’s eventual game-winner, Müller understands why Dortmund was upset, but also thinks each game needs to have a flow.
“We don’t want such duels to be whistled off at the halfway line, otherwise we’ll just have stop-and-go games,” Müller said. “So I wouldn’t have whistled that as a foul against us either. This way Marco Fritz used his whistle today, I liked that very, very much.”