Thomas Müller admits he has likely played his final game for Germany

Thomas Müller
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Thomas Müller has admitted that he will likely call time on his career with the Germany national team following their 2-1 defeat to Spain in the Euro 2024 quarterfinals.

Germany were knocked out of the European Championship in cruel fashion on Friday evening as a 119th minute winner from Mikel Merino saw Spain qualify for the semifinals. The Euro 2024 hosts were left aggrieved just ten minutes earlier, as they were denied what looked like a clear penalty when Marc Cucurella handled the ball inside the box.

Following Germany’s elimination from the Euros, the future of many senior players has come under doubt. And Thomas Müller believes that it is highly likely he will be retiring from international duty soon. “It's highly likely that this was my last international match,” Müller said in the mixed zone after the game.

Friday’s game was Müller’s 131st in a Germany shirt. The 34 year old has scored 45 goals for the national team, and also has 41 assists to his name. He is currently in joint-sixth place in Germany's list of all-time goalscorers, and third on the list of leading appearance makers.

Manuel Neuer also commented on his future with the national team following the defeat to Spain, and was more coy about his plans. The 38 year old is fifth on the list of Germany’s top appearance makers, and it was reported last month that he could retire at the end of the tournament. “I've already said before: I'll think about it afterwards. Not today or tomorrow - it could take six months or longer,” Neuer said after the game.