Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller gets top tips from his wife's horse Filou

Were you wondering why Thomas Muller was in such fine form on Tuesday night?

Bayern Munich's captain put in a man-of-the-match display with two goals and an assist in the 5-0 Champions League hammering of Besiktas and his wife Lisa, an equestrian athlete, posted an Instagram video which suggests he got some top tips before the game.

Muller's horsing around with her equine companion Filou certainly seems to have done the trick.

She wrote: "Filou has given Thomas valuable tips for the game 😂😂⚽️⚽️🐴🐴❤️❤️ # horses # horseofinstagram # football # dreamteam."

Muller, the only remaining Bavarian in Bayern's treble-seeking squad, has always displayed a unique sense of humour since he burst onto the scene as a gangly Raumdeuter under mentor Louis van Gaal. Don't ever change Thomas.