"I find this discussion ridiculous, as we all actually find it ridiculous at Bayern Munich", fumed Rummenigge, a former striker. "What matters to everyone is thinking about this game and that's it".
He said: "We need them and I'll do everything possible so that they're not affected by what's been said outside".
"We did not play at our top level and still had some chances". We have to be as good as ever to be able to qualify. We have to be focussed and determined.
But coach Zinedine Zidane insists his side are not thinking that the job is already done, despite the win in the opening match. "He played well today". Despite holding the upper hand, Zidane has urged his players to start with an attacking mentality and increase their lead in the early stages.
A double to Karim Benzema has helped send Real Madrid through to its third-straight Champions League decider following a tense 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich in the second leg of their semi-final at the Bernabeu.
"The battle is lost, but the war is not over", the Frenchman wrote on Twitter, borrowing from the famous Charles de Gaulle quote. "There are many better coaches than me, but I have had the chance to live with this Real Madrid squad and do the things we have done".
Bayern was sitting pretty there with 87 more minutes to get another goal as long as it didn't concede more than one.
The victor of the Real Madrid v Bayern Munich tie will be the "home" side in Kiev.
"They want to enjoy their title and the same for us and ours, we need to eliminate the Germans and to reach another final".
Bayern Munich really have it in for Real Madrid, if Thomas Muller's latest comments are anything to go by.