I didn’t want them to win but congratulations to Bayern Munich for coming out on top of a terrific Champions League final tonight. You had to feel sorry for Dortmund who gave everything but in the end it just wasn’t enough to overcome the might of Die Roten.
Arjen Robben is probably the last player I wanted to see score a last minute winner but given his bad luck on the big occasions in the past he probably deserves his moment of glory as he’s a great player. Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Ribery, Müller and the rest can fairly take their place at the helm of European football. Can’t help lamenting that we didn’t sign Javi Martinez last summer.
On the night Dortmund deserved more. Jürgen Klopp had his players tuned in for the job from the first minute and they showed superb attitude, fighting for every ball. Quite a few of the team have been linked to possible offers from Barça. After Hummels, who’ve I liked for a while now, I think Gündogan is the one I’d be most favourable to signing. He’s always shown a variety of qualities but seeing how coolly he took that penalty proves he has the right mentality to succeed on the big stage. Reus and Lewandowski both impressed me again but I have doubts about how they would fit into Barça’s style.