Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has said that he is only focused on his duties with the European champions and is not thinking about a possible return to the German side. The attacker was excluded from Joachim Loew’s side shortly after the 2018 World Cup and he has since failed to make a single appearance for the nation in any competition.
In this period, Germany have produced some mixed results and they were recently given a hiding after a thumping 6-0 loss to Spain in the Nations League. As a result, there have been calls for Muller to be reinstated into the squad and that could happen when the next team is announced for the World Cup qualifiers in March.
Muller recently starred in the 3-3 Bundesliga draw against RB Leipzig where he scored a goal in either half and following the game, he emphasised that he is not thinking about a recall to the national side, he told: “That’s a topic that is very far away for me. I’m trying to help the team I’m on the field with. You can talk about it as much as you like. I’ll stick with it and then we’ll see what happens”
Muller’s career seemed on a downward curve when Niko Kovac was at the helm and there were moments where he was a regular substitute. However, he has had a career revival under Hansi Flick, who replaced him in November 2019. Over the past 13 months, Muller has been in top form with 12 goals and 21 assists from 35 appearances where he has played as the second striker behind Robert Lewandowski.
Aside from Muller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels were among the senior players, who were axed after the previous World Cup. The central defensive duo could also comeback to the national setup after the shambles at the back during the Nations League campaign.