According to the schedule, Germany will play friendly matches against Peru and Belgium, respectively, on March 24 and 28. In the list of players called up to the German national team, there is no Mueller. Explaining the decision to abandon his former student at Bayern, coach Flick affirmed that he wanted to give opportunities to younger players.
At the age of 33, Mueller is of course not young, so he does not fit the criteria of the “captain” of Germany. According to German media, coach Flick will also not call Mueller for 3 matches of the Tank in June. Despite the above fact, Mueller is still optimistic about the possibility that he has the opportunity to return to contribute to the national team.
On Instagram, Mueller posted a status line: “Me and Coach Flick appreciate each other very much. We will still be in regular contact and try to maintain a good relationship. I will wait and see how the German players perform in the first matches in 2023.”
“Shortly after a series of international friendlies in March, on April 1, Bayern will face Dortmund in an important match in the Bundesliga. The pivotal phase of the season is approaching. In any case, I still want to win trophies.”
Through the above sharing, it can be seen that the enthusiasm of the 2014 world champion is still great. Not attending the upcoming two less important friendlies of Germany does not bother Mueller. On the contrary, this is an opportunity to help Mueller have time to rest and recharge to be ready to work with Bayern in the sprint of the season.