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Muller frustrated by draw

February 5, 2012

Thomas Muller feels Bayern Munich's 1-1 draw with Hamburg was simply not good enough for a club of their stature.

Thomas Muller, Ivica Olic
GettyImagesIvica Olic salvaged a point for Bayern against Hamburg but they could not force the victory

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Muller joined coach Jupp Heynckes in saying the draw, which saw Bayern lose top spot in the Bundesliga this weekend, was a major setback in their hopes of winning the title this season.

"When you are at FC Bayern, you have always got to win," Muller said. "Especially when you want to win the league, you have got to win a lot of matches.

"That is why this draw really annoys me because it was a game which had a lot more in it for us. It just disappoints you, angers you, but at the same time, you cannot say we played a bad game."

Heynckes said Bayern's performance was good enough for all three points, but he shared Muller's frustration, especially now Bayern are two points adrift of the summit having picked up just four points out of a possible nine in 2012.

"I cannot criticise the players at all," he told Sky television. "We played very well, especially in the first half, but FC Bayern have greater, more extreme demands and that is why we are not happy.

"We had to win today, we had to force the victory."