Thomas Muller: Barcelona are no better than Bayern Munich
Thomas Muller does not believe that Barcelona are a better side than Bayern Munich.
Bayern are currently on course to win a record fourth consecutive Bundesliga title after Saturday's goalless draw at Borussia Dortmund kept them five points ahead of Thomas Tuchel's side at the top of the table.
Barcelona, meanwhile, are eight points clear at the top of La Liga, with both teams still in contention for this season's Champions League as well as their respective domestic cup competitions.
When asked if reigning European champions Barca are the best team in the world, Muller, 26, said that looking at what both clubs have achieved this term, nothing really divides them.
"I wouldn't really know where they are better [than us]," he told Sport1. "Sure, you can see week after week how good they are. But they could also see us play and say that we are strong too. We will definitely be geared up should we play them [in the Champions League]."
With Bayern still involved in all competitions this season, Pep Guardiola could end his reign by winning the Treble before departing for Manchester City in the summer -- like Jupp Heynckes did before retiring in 2013.
But Muller knows the Bavarians still have a long way to go if they want to achieve such a feat.
He said: "It is something special that we compete for those three titles every year because the club has had a super development. But it's very difficult to win all three. FC Bayern Munich have only achieved it once in 116 years of club history."
To advance to the Champions League quarterfinals, Bayern must overcome Juventus in next week's round-of-16 second leg.
The two sides meet on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena after last month's 2-2 first-leg draw, in which Juve came from two down to draw level.
"Really, I would have loved to play the second leg three days after the first," Muller said. "The 2-2 wasn't exactly fitting to what we played in Turin, at least for most parts."