DWhirling around the "brainwave" entry of his wife, Thomas Müller would have gladly spared himself in already difficult Bayern days. The Munich executive has to take more and more often on the unloved reservist seat. And when he plays, he lacks lightness, luck and goals despite a lot of engagement. "The mission is not the problem, but the self-image, the deep self-confidence. So that one knows exactly, in this situation only I can be the winner ", described the 29-year-old a Bayern problem. "We have a very important week before the international break."
AEK Athens this Wednesday in the premier class (21.00 clock in the F.A.Z. Liveticker for Champions League and Sky) and three days later the Bundesliga summit at leaders Borussia Dortmund are the next tasks in which Müller would like to shine again as a protagonist. However, the "Müller-plays-always" rule is no longer valid for a long time. And unlike under Pep Guardiola or Carlo Ancelotti, who often did not put the Munich identification figure in important games, there is no public outcry over the reserve role this season.
That's what his wife said. In the 1: 1 against Freiburg the rider had a picture with the message "More than 70 minutes until the NEN brainstorm has" in the direction of coach Niko Kovac gestichelt. In retrospect, Müller found the action of his wife "not necessarily great". But he still reacted coolly. "She loves me, what should I do?", Said the offensive player.
Since 2009, the rider and the football star are married, they know each other since the youth. In the category "typical player woman" she does not fit. It was surprising that Lisa Müller, who was regarded as reserved, posted such an Instagram story. Because in the network world, she has far less fame than the communicative Cathy Hummels, Ann-Kathrin Götze or Anna Lewandowska. Otherwise, Lisa Müller would much rather post pictures of horses that the man knows well too.
As Müller performs in his 19th Bayern year despite the many frustrating bank minutes as a manager, impressed. "Everyone knows that it is his claim to play at Bayern Munich. I find it outstanding how he behaves, how he is always positive ", marveled Joshua Kimmich about the veteran as a team player. Not only in the club, also in the national team sank last the deployment time. "Thomas is there long enough and can deal with difficult situations," said coach Joachim Loew about the 98-time international.
"It does not help us to start any discussions here," said Mueller, after he had to stay out one last time. Three goals and three assists in 15 competitive games of the season is the modest result of the long-standing service provider. The hype about prematurely deleted "brainstorming" entry and the day after by the club announced apology to coach Kovac but say a lot about the mood in the table third in the Bundesliga. "It does not help us if we fall apart now," warned Müller. "Our job is to stand our man and not hide."