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'No one will wet their pants if we've to take penalties' - Thomas Müller
Looks like penalties aren’t going to scare Bayern Munich on Saturday.

PRESS CONFERENCES CAN be dull affairs with media-savvy sports people all too aware of the dangers of throwaway remarks.

Before a Champions League final, for example, teams might not want to say too much, for fear of giving the opposition something to pin to the dressing room wall.

However, every now and then a player forgets their PR-training and provides sub editors around the world some headline gold.

Step forward Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller who, when asked today who would take his team’s penalties if it came to that, replied:

“There’s some better than others but no one is going to wet their pants over it.”

However, thanks to football writer Raphael Honigstein, we’ve since found out that the translator may well have been liberal in their translation of Müller’s words.

Here’s a more accurate translation:

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