Bayern Munich attacker Thomas Muller believes that his side can still overturn the odds in the UEFA Champions League semi-final against FC Barcelona on Tuesday. The Spanish side had thrashed Bayern Munich last week in the first leg at the Camp Nou. The Germans have to pull out a miracle to beat a formidable Barcelona side in the second leg encounter at Munich.

At a press conference, Thomas Muller said: a I am very emotional on the pitch, but now my feelings are very much in check. I am neither overexcited nor pessimistic, but we still have a chance. We are FC Bayern. It’s like before the Porto game. We will try our best, and in football anything can happen. Naturally, I believe in us.

a Since last Wednesday we have been saying we still have a chance, but we need to play even better. We did not play too badly last week. We still have hope.

a I don’t think there has been any hangover from [Germany winning] the World Cup. We have had a lot of injuries this season. Of course, we would like to have more options, but we still have a good squad. With nearly the same team, we beat Porto 6-1 a few weeks ago.

a Will, passion, the fans’ support a that is what we will need. I wouldn’t say that we need a miracle. If we do get through, the press can write that it was a miracle, but that’s not the way I would see it.

a We have nothing to lose. The players want it, the coach wants it a it is not over yet. Until the ref blows the final whistle, we have hope.a

Bayern Munich are having rough patch recently. They have lost their last four games and have managed to score only once during this time. FC Barcelona will be a tough team to beat for the Bavarian giants even though it is their home ground.