Bayern Munich were simply delirious after their 7-0 aggregate destruction of Barcelona sent shockwaves throughout Europe last night.
Thomas Muller- who at times can look like a baby giraffe taking its first tentative steps, but is actually more like a hungry lion- was forgivably shaky on his skinny legs.
“If my answers don’t make any sense, let me apologise now,” the awkward yet precise Bayern star said in his good-natured post-match press conference. “I’ve drunk beer on an empty stomach!”
And Muller’s beer filled absent mindedness extended to the entire Bayern set-up, who somehow contrived to forget their star Spanish midfielder, Javi Martinez, at the Camp Nou when the team bus left to carry on the party at their hotel.
Poor Martinez was forced to subdue his own celebrations as he made his own way back to the hotel in a taxi, probably driven by a miserable Barcelona local.
Meanwhile, Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes says his team’s charge to this season’s Champions League final at Wembley started the moment they slumped to painful defeat in last season’s final, on their own home turf in the Allianz Arena.
From that moment on, Heynckes inspired in his charges the determination to avenge their defeat to Chelsea, and they responded admirably.
"I was bitterly disappointed after losing the final last season but we started working straight away," Heynckes said last night.
"From the first day, you could tell that everyone was determined to change things.
"I think my desire to do better than last season infected the players."
Incredibly, 67-year-old Heynckes could be shunted out the door by Pep Guardiola as an emphatic Treble winner next season. Talk about going out on top!
He has actually been linked in recent weeks with a shock move to Barca, but Heynckes himself refuses to be drawn on what his football future holds.
"I know what I am going to do after the [German] Cup final," he said. "I have been in football for 50 years and I think one day you have to think it will be over.”