The Bayern Munich player, Thomas Müller, was one of the main protagonists on the green of the Allianz Arena in the victory (2-0) of the Bavarian club against PSG, in the second leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League. The German was not only the protagonist in the victory of his team, but also in the mixed zone, where he captured all eyes by throwing a dart at Leo Messi: “We always do very well against him, Cristiano was our problem“.
This is how the Munich striker expressed himself, who once again compared the Portuguese ‘7’ with the Argentine when analyzing the results obtained when facing the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner. “Against Messi, things always go well at all levels in terms of results. At club level, Cristiano Ronaldo was our problem when he was at Real Madrid,” said a beaming Müller, according to Georg Holzner, a journalist for kicker.
However, the historic German player did not hesitate to praise Messi after proclaiming himself champion in the World Cup. “Messi’s individual performance in the World Cup was incredible. He took the whole team,” he acknowledged, and declared “it’s not so easy to play for a club like Paris Saint-Germain.”
Müller stressed the importance of the team ahead of individual players: ”Individual players help you win a lot of games, but it is dangerous to depend on them all the time” added the named best player of the match against PSG.
The Bavarian attacker recalled, before the second leg against the Parisian team, some of the confrontations against Messi when the Argentine was a member of Barça: ”I know my statistics in games against Messi. It is 2-8 against Barcelonabut I think that more important than that was the 7-0 overall in our favor in the semifinal of 2013, although that was ten years ago, are things of the past”, concluded Müller.