Friday, March 31, 2023

Müller nonetheless obtainable for Germany after World Cup failure

Thomas Müller dominated out worldwide retirement Monday after Germany’s failure on the World Cup, saying he’ll stay obtainable for choice.

The Bayern Munich ahead urged Dec. 1 he may need performed his final recreation for Germany and paid tribute to the followers after Germany was knocked out within the group stage for the second World Cup in a row.

Talking whereas again in Qatar for a winter coaching camp with Bayern earlier than the German home season resumes subsequent week, the 2014 World Cup winner stated he had spoken with Germany coach Hansi Flick and determined he wouldn’t retire from worldwide soccer.

“I was emotional after the game and it was a sad moment,” he stated Monday. “I’ve been thinking and I’ve been communicating with Hansi Flick. For as long as I am a professional soccer player, I will always be available for the national team.”

Müller added that it could be as much as Flick to resolve what position, if any, he would play within the staff and acknowledged he was solely one in every of many attacking choices on the coach’s disposal.

The 33-year-old Müller was the second-oldest participant within the German squad for the World Cup, behind solely 36-year-old goalkeeper and Bayern teammate Manuel Neuer. Germany will host the European Championship in 2024.

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