Veteran striker of the German national team, Thomas Muller, is intensively preparing for the challenge in Wembley Stadium opposite England. The 31-year-old was removed from the national team roster 2 years ago, but coach Joachim Löw changed his mind before the start of € 2020, bringing back to the team the player with a lot of experience. Muller suffered a knee injury during the Germans' 4-2 win over Portugal. However, he returned to the field in the last 25 minutes with Hungary, and is now ready for the direct super-challenge with the "3 Lions". The striker told Xinhua News Agency on the eve of the challenge:
"I am totally ready to be ready for the match. With my club (Bayern Munich) I am in a different position compared to the national team. With Germany I see myself more as a supporting force that initiates cases for other players. In the national team, I am more of an assistant. "
Thomas also commented on the Germans' chances against the Southgate team:
"Against England I think we will not have many opportunities to score. But, I do not see any problem if we win the match and only with 1 goal.
The team must be determined until the last minute. From today everything is for life or death. You have to be prepared and as flexible as possible in the game. "
Germany has played in 3 World Cups for Germany, respectively that of 2010, 2014 and 2018. In total in the prestigious competition, Muller has scored 10 goals. Between them, 2 scored exactly against England in 2010. In that match, the Germans won 4-1 advancing forward. However, in this challenge, it seems that the balances are much more balanced between the two representatives.
Interesting is the fact that Muller has not scored any goals in the Europeans he has participated in. But, as he himself emphasized, for him important and in the foreground always remains the performance of the team, and not personal achievements.