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Is Thomas Muller The Pivotal Figure for Bayern Munich and Germany This Year

Is Thomas Muller The Pivotal Figure for Bayern Munich and Germany This Year

Three or four years ago, Thomas Muller was one of the first names on the Bayern Munich team-sheet. However, the Germany international has lost his way a little bit in recent years, falling out of favour with the previous management regime.

Muller has worked hard under Jupp Heynckes though and he is now showing signs of getting back to his brilliant best. Watch this space; Muller is on the rampage.

With six goals and four assists in his previous 10 outings for club and country, Muller has hit top form at the right time. The 2017/18 campaign has now entered the business stage of the season and this is where Muller comes alive.

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The 2010 World Cup Golden Boot winner has tended to save his best moments for the big stage and he will be central to Bayern’s hopes of European glory in the coming months.

Heynckes has opted to heavily rotate his squad as Bayern hunt yet another treble-winning season but Muller has been an ever-present in recent weeks – a statistic that shows just how important he is to Bayern’s success.

The Bavarians are now on the verge of a sixth Bundesliga title in a row and bet365’s Bundesliga betting news paid tribute to Bayern’s statement of intent after thrashing Borussia Dortmund 6-0 at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern are still some way clear of the chasing pack in Germany and the domestic crown is an absolute must-win on a yearly basis.

This season, more emphasis has been placed on the Champions League – Bayern have failed in their pursuit of elite European glory since lifting the coveted trophy back in 2012/13. That victory completed a famous treble-winning season so why can’t lightning strike twice this year?

Muller could head into the World Cup as one of Joachim Loew’s top attacking options and the Bayern man will be full of confidence if he maintains his current form.

Leading Germany to a second successive Jules Rimet Trophy is the target for Muller and co this summer but it won’t be easy. Germany will have the likes of Spain, Brazil and France to contend with in Russia this summer.

Robert Lewandowski is Bayern’s top goal scorer but Muller brings more than goals to the table and that is why Heynckes trusts him.

The Germany star has notched three goals and two assists in six Champions League appearances this campaign – an impressive return to say the least. Muller isn’t the dominant force that he was a few years ago but he is still hungry to succeed at the summit of European football.

Bayern are setting their sights on the Champions League and Germany are right in the mix for World Cup glory.

Backing against either team would be foolish with Muller hitting his stride and it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see the Bayern star celebrating for club and country. Muller is never going to win a Ballon d’Or but that doesn’t take anything away from his talent; and he can showcase those qualities during what could be a glittering era in his career.

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