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Thomas Müller says he’s a German national team player “in waiting”

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Well, we hope he won’t be waiting much longer and that he’s in the squad for the Euros this summer.

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Within the past couple of weeks, there has been a lot of speculation that Joachim Löw is seriously considering the recalling of Thomas Müller to the German national team squad for this summer’s European Championships.

Prior to the tournament kicking off, we’ll know who the next Die Mannschaft manager is going to be, too, as Löw announced he would be stepping down after this summer and the DFB had confirmed they would announce his successor prior to the tournament.

Müller broke another Bundesliga record with his brace of assists in Bayern Munich’s 3-1 win at Werder Bremen on Saturday. He tallied assists number 12 and 13 in the win and became the first ever player in the league to record 16 total assists against any, one team. He’s got nine Bundesliga matches left to either equal or better his single-season record of 21 from last season, but even if he doesn’t reach that mark, his productivity for Bayern continues to make his case for being reinstated to the German national team stronger and stronger.

Speaking after the win over Bremen on Saturday on ZDF (Bild), Müller said that he didn’t want to add to the speculation with the rumors that Löw is seriously considering bringing him back to the national team setup. He did, however, say that he considers himself a national team player that’s just “in waiting” right now. “We would do well to act less critically and more supportively throughout Germany up to the euro. That we as a national team push ourselves up together. I’m also a German and a national player — currently waiting. But I have not resigned. That’s why I’m naturally very interested in all of this,” the Raumdeuter explained.

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In football, a whole lot can happened in a very short window of time, but for Müller’s sake, Löw doesn’t have that much time to reinstate Bayern’s number 25. Germany has a trio of World Cup qualifiers later this month against Iceland, Romania, and North Macedonia, and then only has one friendly scheduled against Latvia before Löw makes his squad for the Euros. Thankfully, in that span of time, it’s hard to envision any sort of drop-off in form at Bayern for Müller.