Thomas Müller received the confidence of Joachim Löw with a view to the European Championship, after a long absence from the German national team. The forward responded to the DT’s confidence on the pitch, but after saying goodbye to the tournament, the player found deficiencies in the defensive strategy proposed by the world champion coach in 2014.
“Frustration and anger” due to the premature elimination they had a deep impact on the 31-year-old Bayern Munich striker, “Even a few days away”, as assured in his weekly newsletter, published this Monday. “We won the elimination”, he pointed.
After a single victory in four Euro Cup games, the recently returned forward to the German national team, re-caught by Löw for the continental tournament after two years of absence, analyzed what happened. “We have lacked the necessary efficiency at both ends of the field”, he indicated.
Müller also commented on Löw’s tactical decisions. “With our efforts to stay without conceding a goal through a rather expectant and compact defensive strategy, we have actually failed.”, sentence.
In the opinion of the 2014 world champion, it was certainly not because of the attitude of the team. “The group I came across had the quality, the will, and also the work ethic to go back to previous successes.”, he pointed.
On vacation until his return to the preseason with Bayern, Müller said he wanted to “Try to rest your legs a little and also your soul”, and added that, on a personal level, he will try to turn disappointments, such as the Euro Cup, “into positive work energy.”
After the elimination, the forward showed his sadness for the missed chance, with an emotional message on Instagram, where he also thanked the fans for the support in the Eurocup, despite the restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Having this opportunity and then wasting it hurts a lot. It hurts me to think of the whole team, my teammates and our coach, who trusted me to be there and deliver exactly at that moment “, He said.
The play in question occurred at 81 minutes, when the English won 1-0, thanks to a goal from Raheem Sterling (75 ′). Kai Havertz enabled the attacker and left him with a good outlook to define. Müller, finally, decided to finish off from the right and the ball went to one side of the goal, generating the German lament. Already at 86 ′, Harry Kane signed the 2-0.