Despite all of their recent struggles, Germany’s Euro 2020 seems to have got off to an encouraging start. After regaining his best form and making further improvements in his game under Hansi Flick, Bayern Munich stalwart Thomas Müller was recalled to the Germany National Team by departing manager Joachim Löw.
There still remained one question in the back of our minds - How is Löw planning on utilizing Müller in the tournament? While Hansi Flick got the best out of Müller by restoring him in his best position in Bayern’s attacking midfield, Der Raumdeuter has been forced to play out wide or as a target man in almost 86% of his total appearances for Die Mannschaft since the 2014 World Cup.
But it appears that Löw is inclining towards adopting one of the crucial elements of Flick’s ‘winning-formula’ for Bayern. Speaking at today’s press conference of DFB, Löw confirmed that from now on, Müller will occupy a central position for the Germans.
“Müller has not been playing on the right for a while, but more from the centre,” the 61-year old told reporters (as captured by Spox). “From there he can go more to the top; he will play more centrally and in the half-space.”
While the Bundestrainer hasn’t announced Müller’s exact position, a ray of hope has emerged that the 31-year-old could assume the role of a playmaker behind someone like Serge Gnabry, Timo Werner or Kevin Volland.