Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze has slammed Chelsea for parking the bus against Atletico Madrid and insisted that Bayern do not resort to such negative tactics to secure a win.
The defending European Champions were hurt by similar tactics against Real Madrid, who defended deep and hit Bayern on the counter to secure a 5-0 win in aggregate to make their way into the finals.
The Bavarians dominated the game for major parts but failed to create a proper goal scoring opportunity over the two legs as the Spanish club closed the door on Pep Guardiola's side.
Guardiola was criticised for giving more importance to ball retention and a lack of cutting edge in their play but Gotze is proud of the way their manager sets them up and insists that they want to play football in the way it is supposed to be played.
Chelsea were unsuccessful in their attempts to thwart Atletico in the other semi-final with their negative tactics and were beaten 3-1 by the Spaniards.
"[The Madrid defeat] does hurt. We had a bad day in the second leg. But you shouldn't forget how we played at Real Madrid when we dominated the game for long periods," Gotze said.
"Obviously, you can do it like Chelsea did at Atletico and park the bus in your own penalty area. That's not our style. I'm firmly convinced we play football the way it should be played. And the way we play suits me perfectly," he added.
The German revealed that he is happy at Bayern and has managed to tide over his injury woes which restricted his development in the beginning.
"[Joing Bayern] was a big step for me, there's no doubt about that. Unfortunately, it was difficult at the beginning due to injury," Gotze explained.
"But I really fitted in after that. I feel at home here now and I'm proud to be part of FC Bayern. I hope I can stay fit and healthy. I've got big plans for next season.
"At the end of the day football is football. Of course, we play with a different philosophy here at Bayern. But my ability hasn't changed. I need to show what I can do and that's what matters," he added.