When Bayern Munich star Serge Gnabry received the news that Thomas Müller was recalled to the German national team, the 25-year-old was excited to have the Raumdeuter back on the squad and happy to have a true leader back on the pitch.
Müller, of course, has been on a two-year hiatus from the national team after being dropped with Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng from the squad when Joachim Löw attempted to “turn the page” to a new generation of players.
Those plans, however, did not work out and Löw backtracked on his decision to exclude Müller and Hummels, who will both be on the roster for the European Championships. While Boateng did not receive a call, the veteran defender could be back in the picture as early as this fall, when Hansi Flick succeeds Löw.
Regardless, Gnabry is excited to bring back a player — and leader — like Müller.
“Müller has a good attitude and leadership skills,” Gnabry said. “He is a driver that is good for every team. We don’t need to talk about the footballer Thomas Müller. He has had two fantastic years and is right at the European Championship.”