Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller claims the best team did not win the Champions League final on Saturday after Chelsea prevailed on penalties at the Allianz Arena to lift their first-ever European Cup. The Germany international put the Bavarians ahead with only seven minutes of regulation time remaining, but they were ultimately sent packing as Didier Drogba netted an equaliser five minutes later, before stepping up to score the winning spot-kick in the shootout.
Muller told Sky after the match: “That is football, we have seen it in the past. It is not always the better team that have the cup in the end. “When you score in front of your own fans so close to the end and then you watch Chelsea holding the cup, you can see that a lot has happened.
“It is hard to find words for that, but football is not everything.” In addition to coming second in the Champions League, Bayern also finished as runners-up in the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal to Borussia Dortmund. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer added: “Defeats always hurts, but this is a moment in which we feel empty. We don’t know how this could have happened in such a way.”