Bayern Munich star Thomas Müller still gets that “special” feeling to suit for Germany.
“It’s something special to play for Germany. The most important thing is that the performance on the pitch is right,” told SPOX. “The manager will always line up in the way he thinks will be most successful. I’m relatively relaxed about it. We have a squad that embodies exactly what we want to be.”
Müller, though, knows that no matter how much he loves playing for Die Mannschaft and Hansi Flick, it would be unwise to look too far into the future.
“Anyone who has ever made plans will see that the longer-term plans have hardly come to fruition. I’m focused on the next day. In perspective, the World Cup is all of our goals and I hope that in a year’s time I’ll be in a condition to help both FC Bayern and the national team. Then I also want to be at the World Cup and put my stamp on it,” said Müller on “It is something that we don’t have to do, it’s something that we’re allowed to do. We are part of a fiery project that we have set up. A new coach is creating new excitement. We are part of this spirited movement. We have a lot of alternatives, especially on offense. Everyone wants to play, and I count myself among them. But there will probably be no personal sensitivities in Hansi’s lineup. Egos take a back seat there.”
After all these years, Müller still is willing to fight his way on to the pitch — that should define him as much as any accomplishment he has had on the pitch.