Joy and relief blended in to one for Thomas Müller after his match-winning penalty against Augsburg - © © gettyimages / Alexandra Beier
Joy and relief blended in to one for Thomas Müller after his match-winning penalty against Augsburg - © © gettyimages / Alexandra Beier
Bundesliga

Müller's relief after nerve-wracking penalty earns Bayern last-gasp win

Munich – Thomas Müller gave himself an early gift the day before his 26th birthday by scoring the penalty which earned FC Bayern München three points against FC Augsburg on Matchday 4.

The German international's sixth goal of the season ensured Bayern kept up their perfect start to the campaign with a 2-1 win, while keeping him at the top of the scoring charts. It was not the easiest goal he has scored, however, as Müller admitted when addressing the media after the match. Despite now having netted 19 out of 21 penalties for the record German champions, there was something about Saturday's spot-kick that even turned Müller's legs to jelly...

Question: Thomas Müller, Bayern had 80 percent possession and 27 shots to four on goal. It looked pretty one-sided, yet it was on a knife edge right to the very end. How do you explain how narrow the win was, despite this superiority?

Thomas Müller: We conceded a goal on Augsburg's first attack of the game. In the first half, we had the problem that we were taking one or two seconds too long with everything. We were probably just a bit sleepy in possession. At this level in a battle for the title, we can't afford that. We're putting ourselves under pressure, but we really shouldn't be. It's just a psychological thing.

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