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The Truly Terrific Thomas Muller

 The Truly Terrific Thomas Muller

Hearing the surname “Muller” in association with German football automatically creates imagery of the legendary German striker Gerd. German football followers expect him to play with the same prowess and quality that “Der Bomber” oozed in the ’60s and ’70s. How Thomas has delivered.

With only 7 full international caps to his name, this Bavarian native has exploded into the World Cup and has scored four goals in this World Cup, including two clinical finishes to kill England’s hopes of a comeback in the second round, 4-1 mauling by Germany.

Louis van Gaal had faith in Muller at Bayern Munich this season, playing him on the right side of a 4-5-1 formation which saw them win a tremendous double and reach the Champions league final with a contribution of 13 goals from the German number 13.

However, Muller offers more than just goals. Apart from his knack for scoring, he contains pace, vision and exceptional versatility with the ability to play on both flanks for club and country. His progress has been exceptional, as he only signed his first professional contract in February 2009 and now, is playing a vital role in the World Cup as Germany look to progress pass Spain to the final. Muller will be suspended for that game and his presence will be missed by the Germans, who will have to compensate his absence with Piotr Trochowski on the right side, who is smaller than Muller and has a yard or so less pace. Expect Muller to be back for the final (if Germany get there) and expect him to be in the team of the tournament. If he isn’t, it’s a travesty, because as the title shows, he is truly terrific.

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11 Responses to The Truly Terrific Thomas Muller

  1. fgh says:

    there is no extra “e” – the name of both is Müller

  2. randy st. james says:

    it is unfortunate that he will miss the semi. that was a lame yellowcard for an un-intentional handball, especially since the ball rolled all the way down messi’s arm like he was a fookin harlem globe trotter, right before it hit muller’s arm.

    this will be a big blow to the germans facing spain

  3. jose says:

    this guy is going to be a bad ass.

  4. Eious says:

    Is this the guy whose parents are both Turkey people and he was born there YET he plays for Germany? If so, what a disgrace that we allow him to play for Germany

    • Steffan says:

      Eious,
      you’re not even a German yourself.
      who do you mean by we?
      Müller is a German name, very common name in Germany.
      you can be sure people with the name Müller are only German.

      yes, Mezut Özil was born in Gelsenkirchen, close to Dortmund in Germany.
      he’s more German than you are.
      you dont even know, Müller is a German name.

  5. Carmen says:

    No. No that’s not him. You can clearly tell by his name MULLER that he is not (I believe you’re talking about Ozil), but to be frank, I think your comment is a disgrace and is wrong. From what I’ve read he was born in Gelsenkirchen and, I don’t know – I’m not from Germany – but I believe that’s in Germany?

    Regardless, I think it’s unfair that you say it’s a disgrace that he plays for Germany, considering he speaks the language, he lives there, he considers himself part of the nation…etc. Not to mention all the hope he brings to other Turkish or Muslim Germans out there, who has someone to identify with… And you know what? Ozil is an incredible player… especially for someone so young. If you don’t want him, I’m sure there are plenty of others who would!

  6. Karl says:

    Yep.. Very ignorant, probably racist, statement.. In fact, Ozil is a third generation Turk-German.. So he is VERY German.. Germany is a diverse country just like most these days..

  7. Amorto says:

    There have been too many ignorant people talking absolute nonsense about the multi racial nature of the German side. These people never complained about England containing the sons of immigrants to England like Ashley Cole, Emile Heskey! As for Müller he has been superb and that lame decision to book him for a dubious handball possibly cost the Germans a place in the final.

  8. kayden kropf says:

    my grandson Kayden, age 6, is a huge fan of thomas mueller. He is wearing the German national jersey with your name and number 13 on it. Thomas Mueller if you read this can you please respond. We are living in San Diego Ca, and would like to hear from you. Maybe next year we might have chance to see you play in Muenchen. It would be wonderful, Kayden would be the happiest kid in the USA. We are Kayden’s grandparents and are originally from Heilbronn and Wuerzburg. Kayden is a great kid and loves soccer, like his dad and opa.
    we would appreciate it if you could send a short notice to Kayden, thank you in advance

    Mike, Erika and Kayden Kropf

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