Muller issues rivals' warning

23 December 2018 08:27:57 EST

Thomas Muller claims Bayern Munich are looking to the second half of the season with confidence after their 3-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

The 29-year-old Germany international, who has scored four Bundesliga goals in 16 outings so far this season, was delighted after Franck Ribery's brace and Rafinha's fortunate late goal sealed a fifth successive league win to move the reigning champions ominously into second place and just six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.

We put up a fight and had good moves. It's not easy to win 3-0 in this atmosphere in Frankfurt, it boosts our confidence for the second half of the season.

Thomas Muller

Bayern go into the winter break on a high and Muller claims they are now relishing the second half of the campaign.

"We had slight problems in the first quarter-hour, then we created good chances," Muller said.

"Frankfurt had one or two shots. We were out of luck when I hit the crossbar, unfortunately I couldn't connect any better.

"We put up a fight and had good moves. It's not easy to win 3-0 in this atmosphere in Frankfurt, it boosts our confidence for the second half of the season."

Meanwhile, Niko Kovac was pleased to see his Bayern players recover from a lacklustre start to put one over his former club.

The 47-year-old Croatian left Frankfurt to take over Bayern in the summer and has not enjoyed the best start to his first season in charge at the Allianz Arena.

However, it seems things are now starting to click into place and Kovac added on the club's website: "Our passing play was quick, with few touches of the ball so that our opponents couldn't press us. Our last few matches were very good, that's what marks FC Bayern out."

Bayern are now 1/40 to win their seventh successive Bundesliga title, while Dortmund are priced at 16/1 to hold on to top spot.

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