Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has warned title rivals Borussia Dortmund they “can’t afford to make any mistakes”. Bayern thrashed Mainz 6-0 at the weekend and now hold a lead in the Bundesliga thanks to a superior goal difference, with the two sides level in 60 points.
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BVB held a six-point lead at the beginning of the year but Bayern have fought back and Muller has told Germany’s Bild his side are in “really good shape” going into the final eight games of the season. “Obviously they will have noticed that we are winning games by big margins,” he said.
“We are happy that we have bent the goal difference numbers in our favour. It’s never a bad thing to have that up your sleeve.” Bayern host Dortmund at the start of next month in a fixture that could go a long way to deciding the title, although Muller moved to play down the significance of the upcoming Der Klassiker clash.
He added: “The game against Dortmund will be an indicator of where things are going, but it won’t decide the title. “There will be a long way to go after that, and a lot can happen. Especially in the away games, we need to make sure we keep winning.”