Stinky boots Thomas Müller? “He will do a devil…”

Thomas Müller’s contract with FC Bayern expires next summer. It remains to be seen whether the veteran will stay in Munich for another season. Before the Champions League home game against FC Copenhagen, ex-national player Michael Ballack gave an assessment on the topic.

Thomas Müller was the undisputed regular player at FC Bayern for more than ten years, but the 34-year-old has now moved into the second tier under coach Thomas Tuchel. He recently spent 90 minutes on the bench against 1. FC Köln.

An unsatisfactory situation for the long-running favorite, who nevertheless puts himself at the service of the team. “He will do a damn thing to cause trouble now,” Michael Ballack made clear in an interview with “DAZN” on Wednesday evening.

Müller is “much too connected to FC Bayern,” the former DFB captain added: “He knows that his career will be over at some point anyway and then perhaps – or probably – it will continue here again.”

Suddenly being only second choice is something the fan favorite “certainly can’t take with ease”; he is simply “far too ambitious” for that. Ballack also pointed out that Müller was an absolute “complete professional”.

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Ballack believes that Müller “understands what the club is trying to do – namely to bring in other, younger players.” This happens “at the expense of his playing time”.

In fact, Tuchel relies primarily on Jamal Musiala in the central offensive area; Müller has often only played the joker role in recent weeks.

“It’s always important that the communication behind the scenes is right. I think that’s also a factor in why it’s so quiet. I think that there are conversations there,” speculated Ballack.

After all: Müller was once again allowed to play in the starting line-up in the sportingly meaningless premier class home match against FC Copenhagen.