Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller feels his side are still in with a chance of making the Champions League final in Berlin.
The Bavarians trail 3-0 in their semi-final first leg tie with Barcelona following a Lionel Messi masterclass at the Camp Nou last week, yet speaking ahead of Tuesday’s return Muller believes all is not lost.
“I’m not overexcited or pessimistic but we still have a chance,” the 25-year-old told a Press conference.
“We are Bayern. It’s like before the Porto game [when Bayern won 6-1 and overturned a 3-1 deficit] and we’ll be trying our best. Anything can happen in football. Naturally I believe in us.
“Ever since last Wednesday we’ve been saying we still have a chance but we need to play better. We didn’t play too badly last week and still have hope.”
Muller pointed out that Bayern have suffered injuries to key players this season and feels the desire of both players and fans alike is going to be vital at the Allianz Arena.
“We’ve had a lot of injuries this term but I don’t think it’s a hangover for last year’s World Cup. Of course we’d like to have more options in this game but we still have a good squad.
“What we are going to need is will, passion and the fans’ support. I wouldn’t say we need a miracle.
“If we do go through the Press can write it was a miracle but that’s not the way I’d see it because we have nothing to lose.
“The players want it and the Coach wants it. It’s not over yet. Until the referee blows the final whistle we still have hope,” declared Muller.