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Why Muller has a bigger role with Germany
Jun 2, 2021, 5:00:00 AM

Why Muller has a bigger role with Germany

Thomas Muller is set to play for Germany once more in the coming European Championships and he is not backing down now. He is set to bring home the thunder for the team. This boosts Germany’s chances of taking home the trophy by the end of the games.

Germany has a strong roster for the coming tourney, and there is no question that the team has a better chance of winning this year. With Muller aboard the roster, the squad is likely to have a reliable man on the offensive line.

Muller is back on the side after a long exile of two years. The 31-year-old earned most of his 100 senior caps to date as an attacker on the right side. However, he is set to be deployed in the no. 10 spot this time - a position he has long held under lock and key with Bayern Munich.

Germany is set to enter a hot Group Stage right away. Muller needs to improve his playmaking with the team if he is going to win games for them. 

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Running the system

Muller trusts in any system that coach Joachim Low implements for the team. He is eager to help them thrive and get the best shot at winning games one at a time and close out the contest.

‘The system is not important to me’, Muller said. ‘The important thing when I have the ball is to move forward at pace and get in behind. If I have space, I want to play passes in behind, or get into the final third or the penalty box. The best way to do that is to play a central role’.

Looking back at the past two seasons, Muller has already tallied a total of 39 assists while playing out of his favoured spot with Bayern star Robert Lewandowski and even scored 19 goals of his own.

He is already used to putting others before himself for 13 years, and that led to a total of 10 Bundesliga crowns, two UCL titles, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Muller has guided the likes of Alphonso Davies and Jamal Musiala.

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Working the Raumdeuter role

As the Raumdeuter, Muller is the oldest and second-most capped player in the outfield for Low’s squad. He is happy to offer a helping hand in his expertise to his teammates. This will benefit the squad's performance in the coming games.

‘It's not just about being the loudest, it's about sharing information’, the star said. ‘I want to spur on every player, and I need teammates to spur me on. I don't want to be all talk and no trousers. I want to be the catalyst, and the one who can switch into turbo mode’.

Germany is set to face France in their first game. It has been two years and six months since Muller last played for his team as a substitute in the Nations League stalemate with the Netherlands. 

The team will then face Portugal and Hungary to close up Group F, so this means that Muller must step up right away to give them a boost in the coming games and score a win as well. That is how Muller is going to be important for the team’s quest for a title by the end of the tourney.

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Words: Paul Daniel Flores

Image: PA