Bayern Munich: Hansi Flick hails unique Thomas Muller

Hansi Flick hails Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)
Hansi Flick hails Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich enjoyed tremendous success under Hansi Flick in the last two seasons. The German manager helped Die Roten to win every possible trophy during his tenure at the club. Flick managed to get the tune out of a squad that was struggling during Niko Kovac’s second season at the club.

One of the first things that Flick did after getting the reins of the first team was reinstating Thomas Muller in the starting XI. The German forward was reduced to the squad role at the start of 2019/20. Reports in Germany suggested that Muller was planning to leave his boyhood club.

Eventually, Muller stayed at the club and became a key player for Flick. Muller was the main creative outlet in the team, creating chances with his runs and crosses in the box. Muller ended with close to 75 goals and assists across all competitions in the last two seasons. Die Roten was playing a high-intensity pressing team, which was very well epitomised by Muller’s role in the team.

While talking to the club’s magazine (via, Flick admitted that Muller is a very unique player, and there is no one like him in Europe. The German manager also insisted that numbers and stats will not quantify Muller’s contribution on the pitch.

"“Thomas doesn’t always do everything right in the game, but he gives you a lot more to be excited about than not.”“You can’t always grasp his playing style, but you can’t quantify what he brings to the team and the club either. He’s always positive, has the energy levels of an 18-year-old, and spurs on all the players. You can only take your hat off to what he has achieved in his career – it’s unique. There will never be anyone like him.”"

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Muller’s tremendous performances at the club level eventually forced Joachim Low to bring him back to the German National team. The German forward will be playing at Euro 2020 after representing his country for the first time in two years during 1-1 draw against Denmark on Wednesday.

Flick will most likely make Muller the main man in the German Team

Flick has parted ways with the club to take up the head coach role at the German National team. Die Roten decided to amicably terminate Flick’s contract and brought in Julian Nagelsmann as his replacement. The German manager will be succeeding Joachim Low after Euro 2020.

Thomas Muller is likely to be Flick’s main man in the attack at least until the 2022 World Cup. The German manager will be getting less time to work with players on the training ground throughout the season. In such a scenario, having Muller in the attack will massively benefit Flick to implement his style and get desirable results.

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As of now, Thomas Muller will provide the much-needed edge to an inconsistent German team. Low has relied on Muller over the years. He will be hoping that Muller comes up with another big tournament and help Germany to go deep in the competitions.