Muller remains undisturbed by manager Ancelloti’s decision to frequently leave the player on the bench. Thomas Muller has had a season with below-par performances at Bayern. However, he is confident he can regain form and be decisive for his team once more.
Muller has found it difficult to receive game time under Carlo Ancelloti’s management. Once an undisputed starting player for the German side, Muller has made 20 appearances in the Bundesliga this season and only scored once. By comparison, in the previous year he scored 20 goals in 31 games played.
The offensive midfielder showed confidence that he can quickly overcome this phase. The 27-year-old also praised the team’s cohesion and spirit. Muller believes that Bayern’s success takes precedence over personal achievements.
“There is no denying that I have had better times on the pitch,” Muller told german publication Bild.
“But I am not taking myself too seriously and I still believe in myself. I am convinced that I can still be decisive for Bayern and the national team this season. What matters most to us as a team is that we keep an eye on our objectives. A team consists of more than just 11 players. We want to win trophies in the end and we all feel good if we can make that happen.”
“Individual statistics are completely irrelevant in that case. I am too old to care about that. Winning titles is all that matters. I will not let anybody ruin my fun if we win trophies.”
In truth Muller has become more active in other areas of his team’s playing. Muller contributed 9 assists in the current season. The player’s role has had him contribute more to his team’s midfield area.
In 2015 Manchester United made a record transfer bid of €100m for Muller. Bayern rejected the offer, not wanting to lose one of their past players. This year the midfielder will have to struggle to make good on the confidence he’s been shown in the past by some of Europe’s best teams.