Thomas Müller took his short assignment for FC Bayern in the top game at the start of the Bundesliga quite easily.
Leipzig – The 33-year-old attacking player only understood after his late substitution yesterday in the 83rd minute for his national team colleague Serge Gnabry. “Everyone has to submit to the team, that also applies to me,” Müller said after the 1-1 draw against rivals RB Leipzig. When asked if he would have preferred to go in earlier, he too replied: “Basically, you’re always ready, you’re ready for anything.”
In general, he is “in good contact and exchange” with coach Julian Nagelsmann. In the pre-match press conference, he emphasized: “Thomas is an extremely important and important player for me. We are very much on the exchange. They are both very communicative people,” Müller added on Friday. “We talk openly with each other.”
Regardless, he was “of course eager to rack up minutes,” explained Müller, who recalls a difficult half-year with an unusually large number of breaks. The last time he played in the Bundesliga before his brief stint at Leipzig was on September 30 in a 4-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen. This was followed by a game in the DFB Cup and two games in the Champions League before he had to take a break before the start of the World Cup.
“Thomas knows the situation of the team, everyone knows it,” Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić said of the competition. “Anyone who performs well will surely play.” dpa