At today’s DFB digital press conference, Bayern Munich vice-captain Thomas Müller spoke in detail on his current role for the Die Mannschaft.
In the past two years, Müller was entrusted with carrying out a plethora of significant tasks for the Bavarians, as part of coach Hansi Flick’s intricate and heavily-organised gameplan. The 2014 World Cup winner says that he will use his recently acquired footballing knowledge to help push the Germans for the Euro 2020 trophy (as captured by Tz):
“I expect myself to reach my performance limits physically and in terms of technical-tactics. I want to bring in what has made me strong recently. I am very confident, the first sessions were good. The tournament will show how things are going. We want to play well in the friendly matches. I want to use my experience to lead the way and I am very motivated. It was a special situation to join here again. I want to be the catalyst to ignite the turbo in my teammates.”
️ @esmuellert_: "I want to lead by example and am full of motivation for the weeks ahead. It's a unique situation for me coming back into the side. I want to help the team hit the turbo boosters."#DieMannschaft #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/g3zTSR4mKP— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) May 30, 2021
Der Raumdeuter is not one to sit back and take a passive role during a match. Throughout the 90 minutes, the 31-year old can be seen running-and-pressing, constantly babbling instructions and leading the team from the front.
Speaking to the reporters, Müller further went on to explain how being vocal helps his teammates to react quickly to in-game situations:
“It’s not always about being loud, you also need to exchange information. That way you can react to game situations as quickly as possible. The national coach knows what I’m like, he knows what package he’s brought in. I’m not going to change, I want to win and I try to spur my teammates on.”
Players like Müller and Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels bring much-more than footballing expertise to the table. If utilized properly, Joachim Löw will surely benefit from Müller’s constant coaching on the pitch.