With match-winner Robert Lewandowski (c.) on the Bayern bench at kick-off, Thomas Müller (r.) was part of a regal selection of subs. - © © imago
With match-winner Robert Lewandowski (c.) on the Bayern bench at kick-off, Thomas Müller (r.) was part of a regal selection of subs. - © © imago

Thomas Müller says "winning is too much fun" after Bayern Munich see Bundesliga title on the horizon

Winning ugly is the best sign of a champion team, as the famous saying goes, and Bayern Munich showed against Wolfsburg that they can do it when needed.

The record champions showed yet another dizzying dimension to their game on Matchday 23 by coming from behind to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 and extending their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 21 points, at least for 24 hours.

Robert Lewandowski (l.) grabbed the winner, which Thomas Müller (r.) certainly seemed to enjoy. - © imago / Matthias Koch

Müller was afforded the luxury of a place on a bench which, alongside Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski, David Alaba and Tom Starke boasted 1400 Bundesliga appearances between them, resembling more of a throne with such footballing royalty.

It is hardly surprising, then, that Müller spoke so superlatively about life at Bayern. "In the second half, we showed the will to win, even if things might not be so exciting anymore up there at the top," Müller said. "It's fun – this team's just awesome.

"Winning is too much fun, which is why we would never neglect one game just because we've got another important one coming on the following Tuesday. The lads always want to win and if you can still look into your opponents' faces, despite falling 1-0 down, and see them asking what went wrong, because they were so close again, then it's always a really good feeling."

Bayern were uncharacteristically off colour in the first 45 minutes and Wolfsburg capitalised, with Daniel Didavi heading them in front. The hosts held out for over an hour before Bayern's awesomeness emerged.

"We didn't find our rhythm and weren't so aggressive with the ball either," explained Müller, who is likely to return to the starting XI when Bayern pick up their UEFA Champions League campaign again with Besiktas visiting the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.

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"We didn't play badly but we weren’t determined nor direct enough, that’s why we were 1-0 down at half-time. But in the second half we showed a totally different attitude going forward and created a lot of chances."

It was Bayern's 13th win in a row – a record winning streak for coach Jupp Heynckes – and while that may be an unlucky number for some, it has Bayern on course to wrap up the title before Easter. Besides, who needs to care about bad luck when you are so awesome?

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