The question has been on everyone’s mind who supports the German national team and/or Bayern Munich: When will Joachim Low finally recall Thomas Müller to the German squad and will he at least do it for this summer’s European Championships? Löw has recently come out and said that he’s certainly weighing the option of doing so, along with Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels. It has also come out that part of the reason why Löw has started to entertain the possibility is because Toni Kroos had changed his mind on the matter and has a large influence on the decisions Löw makes.
Müller’s performances for Bayern speak for themselves and from a purely footballing perspective, there’s no solid reason why he should be currently playing for the German national team. Despite the continued reluctance from Löw over the past two seasons to reinstate him, Müller said that he’s still hopeful of being included in the squad for this summer’s Euros in a recent interview with the Daily Mail (via Az). “I hope there is a chance to see me at the European Championships, but we’ll see what happens in the next few weeks,” he explained.
Ironically enough, Müller’s performances seemed to take a noticeable spike after Löw made the decision to drop him, Hummels, and Jerome Boateng from the German national team back in 2019. In particular, Müller has been a consistently strong performer for Bayern both last season and this season under Hansi Flick. The constant pressure to deliver, he said, is something he’s always thrived on. “I usually say that if you play for Bayern you will age three years in a year Intensity is of course very high, also with the media. Every test game we play is broadcast on German television, so there is no time to relax. Every time you make a bad pass or a bad shot, everyone says: ‘Oooh .. Thomas Müller doesn’t play well!’ It’s stressful, but I love it,” he explained.
Müller currently leads the Bundesliga assists chart with 14, which is four better than Borussia Monchengladbach’s Jonas Hofmann, who occupies the second slot in that department. Müller has eight Bundesliga matches left to get eight more assists, which would see him break his league record of 21 assists from last season. Müller broke Kevin De Bruyne’s previous record of 20 assists from the 2014/2015 season with VfL Wolfsburg.