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Thomas Muller urges Germany to follow Real Madrid example

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The Germans have struggled to hit their stride and crashed out of the UEFA Nations League in a disappointing fashion.

Thomas Muller has suggested Germany should follow Real Madrid’s example of how to bounce back when things don’t go to plan.

Hansi Flick’s side settled for a third-place finish in Group A3 of the UEFA Nations League after taking just one win and four draws in six games, leaving them with seven points overall.

They failed to win the last two matches in September, losing 1-0 at home to Hungary first before surrendering a two-goal lead in Monday’s 3-3 draw against England at Wembley.

“Perhaps Real Madrid can be an example for us,” Muller said after the final England game in London.

“I have played for many managers, [Real Madrid manager] Carlo Ancelotti included, who has won a great many trophies. When things are not going well, it’s about recovering and maintaining confidence. We would do well to follow that.”

Ancelotti, who coached Muller at Bayern Munich between 2016 and 2017, led Real Madrid to LaLiga and Champions League glory in his first season back at the club in 2021/22.

Few people had Los Blancos billed as favorites in Europe last season, but they defied these expectations to claim the Champions League crown above more heavily fancied sides.