Thomas Müller has surprisingly lost his starting position at Bayern Munich this season. The Bavarian native is now five games without a start and has played only 66’ minutes. After last weekend’s defeat by Hoffenheim, Thomas only said “nothing to say” as he walked through the mixed zone, but it is obvious that he isn’t happy with his situation.
The 2014 World Champion remains professional and has made no public complaints about his status or expressed public criticism of Niko Kovač. As Bild reports, Müller has sought advice about his situation from other leading players. If things don’t change drastically for Muller in the coming weeks, he might consider leaving his boyhood club.
The big question is — what is Thomas Muller going to do, and what is Bayern’s board going to do about all of this? The season has barely begun and it will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds, but the main problem may be in Muller’s strained relationship with the coach Niko Kovač.
In their latest article, Bild observed Müller Bayern’s training center. Only two outfield players were present today ( Muller and Jerome Boateng) because of the international break. Ironically, Muller got intensive training from the coach for 90 minutes.
Müller kept his cool and was in a good mood. He laughed and greeted the fans. The interesting thing is that he barely had any contact with Kovač and worked mostly with the assistant Hansi Flick, while the Croat observed.
Thomas Müller might play a bigger role in the upcoming matches, and those matches may just define what happens with our Raumdeuter.