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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “The relationship between Thomas Müller and Bayern is totally intact”

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigged regards Thomas Müller as an important part of FC Bayern and states that the relationship between the club and player remains intact.

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Recent supports suggest that Thomas Müller is frustrated with his lack of playing time at FC Bayern Munich. The 30-year-old has made a total of just seven Bundesliga appearances this season, starting three, under Niko Kovac.

In an interview with Welt am Sonntag, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge spoke highly of the attacker and his importance for Die Roten. “The relationship between Thomas and FC Bayern is totally intact. He will remain an important part of our club,” Rummenigge said.

Rummenigge understands Müller’s potential concerns, highlighting his determination to play and succeed as much as possible. “If Thomas were content to sit on the bench, he would be at the wrong club,” said the Bayern chairman. He added, “Niko Kovac spoke last Sunday. His statement was not happy. I think Thomas is not resentful, and of course he is not a backup.”

The club and Rummenigge appreciate Müller’s reaction and his professional behaviour regarding the situation. Rummenigge, said, “He nonetheless has to deal with the situation seriously. He’s doing so exemplarily.”

The future of the 30-year-old remains unknown. Müller’s contract expires in 2021. He could look for new pastures should his lack of playing time continue.