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Thomas Müller thinks Bayern Munich needs to keep the pressure on PSG

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Don’t expect Bayern Munich to park the bus against PSG.

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Bayern Munich star Thomas Müller spoke to the press ahead of his squad’s Champions League match with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

Müller is confident his team has the firepower to combat the PSG duo of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

“It is absolutely true that Mbappe is very dangerous. Our style of play creates space. It’s about us putting pressure on the passers,” Müller said. “Defense will be an important task. But it’s not easy because Mbappe and Neymar always remain offensive. We have to accept a certain amount of risk and also depend on the luck of the game. You can never completely write off on those two.”

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Thomas Müller is looking to push the pace at PSG’s backline.
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Despite that focus on defense, Müller knows the squad must be more clinical with its finishing and keep up the pressure offensively.

“With 31 shots on goal you have to increase your coolness, that would be the recipe,” Müller said. “We would be happy to have as many chances [as in the last game]. We need to make better decisions in the critical moments. We have done some analysis and I hope we can implement it.”

Müller also indicated that no one should expect Bayern Munich to ease off of its offensive style of play.

“Our philosophy is offensive, but we won’t field five strikers now and we will go into the game as normal. We should be less satisfied when it’s still 0-0,” said Müller. “It’s about finding the right balance and weighing up the risks in individual situations. We’re not going to force things, but want to push for an early goal.”

(Quotes were compiled from @FCBayernEN and Tz)