Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the current Bayern Munich side are rewriting the club's history after their 3-0 win at Barcelona put them into a third UEFA Champions League final in four years in their chase for a historic treble of European, league and cup titles.
The former West Germany forward told the Bavarian giants' players after they completed a 7-0 aggregate victory over Barcelona in the semi-finals. "This team can rewrite the club's history and I am convinced that we'll do it, you're a determined bunch."
For the first time, two German teams will contest the final of Europe's biggest club competition after Borussia Dortmund booked their place at Wembley on 25 May with a 4-3 aggregate win over Real Madrid.
Bayern are bidding to become the first team to win the treble, having already seized the Bundesliga title with a record six games to spare and reached the DFB-Pokal final, in which they will play Stuttgart on 1 June at Berlin's Olympiastadion.
But after losing last year's Champions League decider, on penalties to Chelsea in their own Allianz Arena, this Bayern side are determined to conquer Europe at the third attempt, having also been beaten by Inter Milan in the 2010 climax.
"The joy of reaching the final is huge, but we still have the two lost finals at the back of our minds," said Thomas Muller. "We're working on it and we want to finally bring this bloody thing back to Munich - that's what we're focused on."
While Muller insisted the post-match celebrations had been "slightly disappointing" as the Bayern team restricted themselves to only a few beers in their dressing room, Rummenigge made a cheeky joke ahead of Saturday's Bundesliga match at final opponents Dortmund.
He said: "You have an easy game coming up. You don't need to prepare, let it rip, you're already German champions.
Rummenigge then added: "I wouldn't want to send out any challenges in Dortmund's direction, we are too stylish for that."
Despite permission to indulge in a few celebrations, Muller said the job is only half done. "The motivation is extremely high, we are really up for it, that's a good thing," said the Germany star.
Heynckes hails 'outstanding' defence
Regardless of the winner at Wembley, the Champions League trophy will be won by a German team for the first time since 2001, but coach Jupp Heynckes has said Bayern can win the treble.
"We were convinced that we could reach the final, because the team is playing in a magnificent way," said the 67-year-old, who will be replaced by Pep Guardiola in July when his two-year contract expires. "We can do the treble.
"If we look at the whole tie, we have won 7-0. It couldn't be more clear and now we have to enjoy it. We couldn't have imagined that we would win the first leg 4-0 and then the second 3-0.
"We all have a huge hunger for success. We have worked on our outstanding defence and have matured as a group. We are unified and we have goals."