Müller and Ginter before a friendly against Israel
Dhe tournament-experienced national soccer player Thomas Müller looks hopefully to the new international year with the highlight of the World Cup in Qatar. “We’re feeling pretty good at the moment because we’ve taken the momentum with us,” said the 32-year-old offensive player from FC Bayern Munich on Wednesday about the strong new start under national coach Hansi Flick with seven wins.
In the first international matches this Saturday (8.45 p.m in the FAZ live ticker and on ZDF) in Sinsheim against Israel and, above all, three days later “in the derby against Holland”, it is now about “proving yourself again”, emphasized Müller. Especially in the “games against bigger names” “the focus and the spotlight are even brighter,” said Müller.
defender Matthew Ginter reported a high level of commitment in the first training sessions in Frankfurt. “We’re all hot. We are all motivated to start the World Cup year. We have a lot planned,” said the 29-year-old from Gladbach.