Muller Remains Committed to Germany Despite World Cup Disappointment
Germany forward Thomas Müller has declared he will remain available for selection for the national team despite bowing out of the World Cup in the group stage along with his teammates. Müller had hinted at international retirement in December, following the disappointing performance, but on Monday he confirmed he was still available for the team.
Speaking with reporters in Qatar during Bayern Munich’s winter training camp, the 2014 World Cup winner stated that he had discussed the situation with the new Germany coach Hansi Flick and they mutually decided he was not ready to make an official retirement.
The 33-year-old Müller, who is Germany’s second-oldest player behind 36-year-old Manuel Neuer, was part of a formidable range of attacking options available to Flick. As Germany look towards the European Championship in 2024, it seems Müller will retain his longstanding role in the international squad.