Champions League final: Bayern's Thomas Mueller fears third loss
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
- Venue: Wembley
- Date: Saturday 25 May
- Kick-off: 19:45 BST
Coverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 live commentary on BBC Sport website
Thomas Mueller believes defeat on Saturday against Borussia Dortmund in his third Champions League final would see him labelled a perennial "loser".
"For me, it is about time I won the thing," he said. "If you are beaten three times, you are branded a loser."
The attacker has the chance to claim his first Champions League title in the all-German game at Wembley on Saturday.
- Born: 13 September 1989
- Club career: After joining Bayern as a youth in 2000, has gone on to win two Bundesliga titles and feature in two Champions League final defeats
- International career: Since making his debut in 2010, he has played a key role for Germany at both the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012
With his current tally of 22 goals in all competitions making him the club's leading marksman this term, head coach Jupp Heynckes praised the Germany international's contribution.
"Thomas Mueller will play a very important role in the final," the 68-year-old told FCB.tv.
"He's tireless, one of our leading characters, and a big factor in why we're so outstanding both in attack and defence.
"Thomas is having a superb season. There's no way we'd leave him out of the team, he's not injury prone, and he's a hard runner, agile, and relaxed when you need to be relaxed."
After putting his side ahead in last year's final loss to Chelsea, another goal at the weekend will see Mueller join Raul, Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi as the only players to score in two Champions League finals.