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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Muller: Bayern "greedy" for title

Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent

Thomas Muller is ready to commit his long-term future to Bayern Munich and says the club are "greedy" for the Bundesliga title after two years of failure for the German giants.

Muller, who turns 23 next week, believes it will be tough to wrestle the championship away from Borussia Dortmund but his team are capable of doing so.

"We have found an opponent, which is really strong," Muller told Welt Am Sonntag. "If we manage to win the title this season, we will take much pleasure in it here in Munich. We are by all means fired up for this season."

Bavaria-born Muller, who started his Bayern career in 2000, also suggested that he will stay at the Allianz Arena for the rest of his career.

"FC Bayern is not a club you absolutely have to leave. We start every season with great ambitions and the chances to succeed are pretty high as well," the German international said.

"Over the last three years we have been in the Champions League final two times - and did not win it. We still have a score to settle. Right now I do not want away. A while ago I said if I knew we had the chance to continue to play on that level with FC Bayern I would directly sign it (a contract)."

Muller was also full of praise for record-signing Javi Martinez. "He is very approachable. As he does not speak German yet we communicate in English. He might still be a bit shy, but that's normal in the beginning. He will do us and FC Bayern good."

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