A former Bayern Munich head coach insists a unique mix of certain attributes makes Thomas Muller a one of a kind German footballer.
The presence of the likes of Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich means Thomas Muller doesn’t get as much recognition, but his significance in the team cannot be overstated.
Bayern turned around their lackluster form in the first half of the 2019/20 Bundesliga season and returned to being a force to reckon with in the second half. And it cannot be a coincidence that the change of scenario happened after Muller, who was frozen out of the starting XI by Niko Kovac, was reinstalled in the line-up by Hansi Flick.
He went on to break the assist record in German top-flight, setting up 21 of his side’s 100 goals.
The attacking midfielder, who first broke into the first-team back in 2008 after rising through the ranks having joined the club’s youth setup aged 10, has spent his entire senior career at Allianz Arena.
In over 535 appearances so far in total, he has twice guided the team to Champions League success, nine times to Bundesliga glory, among a plethora of other honors.
Muller has had a quite successful career at international level as well, having won the World Cup with Germany in 2014.
“For me, with his overall package, character, and playing style, he is the most extraordinary player in German football history together with the great Gerd Muller,” ex-Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes told of the 30-year old speaking to DFL Magazine, via Bulinews.
“He is once again showing what has always distinguished him: being a team player, hard-working and hard-running. In addition to that, he’s a driving force on the pitch, which is more clear now than ever.”