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Bayern must break losing streak, demands Mueller
Published : 07 May 2012 13:16:55
Germany star Thomas Mueller has said Bayern Munich must break their four-match losing streak at the hands of German champions Borussia Dortmund when the teams meet in Saturday's German Cup final.
Bayern face the first of consecutive cup finals this Saturday when they take on Dortmund for the German Cup at Berlin's Olympic Stadium, then face Chelsea at Munich's Allianz Arena on May 19 in the Champions League final.
The Bavarian giants have a score to settle with Dortmund having lost to them in their last four league meetings both home and away, while Borussia have never won the league and cup double.
They lifted the Bundesliga shield for the second consecutive season on Saturday after their 4-0 hammering of Freiburg, with second-placed Bayern trailing by eight points in the league table.
"When you lose four times, there is a certain anger," Mueller told German daily Bild. "We want to show them that this isn't how it's going to be for the next five years."
Mueller is not the only Bayern star itching to break the losing streak.
"We all have a burning desire, we want to win," said Munich's Dutch winger Arjen Robben.
Dortmund will travel to Berlin in confident mood: they are undefeated in their last 28 games and broke Bayern's record for the most points collected in a single German league season with their tally of 81.
"We want the double! It's never been done before in the 103-year history of Borussia Dortmund," said Dortmund wing Kevin Grosskreutz.