Thomas Muller says he would deliberately miss a penalty if Bayern Munich were awarded one like Fortuna Dusseldorf’s in their Bundesliga clash on Sunday.
Bayern were 3-0 up thanks to a brace from Kingsley Coman and a Serge Gnabry strike when Mats Hummels was penalised for handball inside the area following a VAR review.
Substitute Dodi Lukebakio stroked home the resulting spot-kick in the 89th minute, but Muller insists he would have purposely missed had the Bavarian giants been awarded a penalty in the same circumstances.
“Of course, the ball clearly hits the hand. I don’t know how the rest of Germany sees it, but as a striker I would not want a penalty like that for us. I would deliberately miss it,” he told Sky.
Fortuna coach Friedhelm Funkel, however, disagreed with Muller’s assessment.
He said: “We have had to accept a penalty for less, so it was a crystal-clear penalty for me, which of course does not change the deserved victory for Bayern Munich.”