Thomas Müller is no stranger to interesting press conferences and he did not disappoint during Wednesday’s press meeting in Frankfurt ahead of Germany’s upcoming friendlies with Israel and the Netherlands.
Müller’s contract with Bayern Munich is due to expire in 2023 but admitted that: “I have certain demands on myself.” The German international went into more specifics by saying: “I had in mind to play at the top level until 2025 and that’s how I feel at the moment.“
Despite being 32-years-old, Müller wants to make a positive impact for both Bayern and Germany. Clearly motivated by his own ability the forward said: “I don’t want to play until when others say so, I want to be a decisive factor.“
Müller is preparing for his fourth World Cup this year and is keen to start the international season on a positive note. “The start of a World Cup year is always something special.” He continued: “it is important that we use the dynamic we have and transfer it to the stands“.
For personal reasons, it could also be an important couple of games for Müller. He is just one goal away from scoring his 43rd international career goal which would put him level with Germany legend, Uwe Seeler. Müller went on to say: “I know my stats pretty well, but I didn’t know that.”
It’s clear that Müller is more concerned with the present and future rather than breaking personal records.