Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Muller has spoken out about his side's humbling of Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The Bundesliga champions scored four goals in each half, with Muller netting a first-half brace, and the World Cup winner has claimed that the Bavarians were better prepared for the game, and more hungry for success.
Speaking at an event hosted by German furniture retailer Mobelhaus Hoffner, Muller commented on the "relaxed" appearance of the Barcelona warm up.
Muller said, as quoted by Spanish publication Marca: "I congratulate our coach. Just one example: We had been warming up for ten minutes when Barcelona walked out onto the field to warm up. They were very relaxed. That doesn't have to mean anything. The match could have ended differently, but I think it turned out that we were very hungry."
The Germany international continued to give his thoughts on the expected departure of Blaugrana superstar Lionel Messi, who shocked the footballing world when he expressed his desire to leave the Camp Nou on Tuesday.
"Messi is one of the best players on the planet, also in the last 100 years. A change may be interesting for the world of football, except for Barcelona fans," he joked. "Nobody is critical of this. On the contrary, I am curious to see what his new path would bring."
Despite Bayern's enormous success in the 2019/20 campaign, Muller dismissed the possibility of a swoop for the six-time Ballon D'Or winner.
"I've talked to our CFO a couple of times, and I don't think we can do anything about it."
The 30-year-old isn't the only one at the German giants to rule out the idea of Messi coming to the Allianz Arena. Chairman and former striker Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claimed that it would be against the club's policy to sign a player on the Argentine's astronomical €1m-a-week (or more) wages.