Berlin, June 27 (IANS) Ahead of Germany’s final 16 duel against England on June 29 at Wembley Arena, 31-year-old striker Thomas Mueller hinted that one dark spot in his illustrious career had not scored a goal against England at the European Championships.
After winning 29 trophies in his career, the Bayern striker said that although it was not the “most pressing issue” for him to score against England, he would perform his role in the national team, reports Xinhua.
“I am in a different role in relation to my duties at the club, as I see myself more as a supportive force that initiates chances for others in the national team,” said the triple winner 2020.
Mueller added that he would very much like to score his first Euro goal against England, but his main goal is to win games.
“On the national team, I may be more of a conductor and assistant,” said the Bavarian icon.
Mueller said he would continue to “examine all spaces, (to score goals)”, but “perhaps not to the same extent as I do this in my club”.
“The most important thing is to run the game as a team that covers the whole course and always has stability and game control,” he said.
The Bayern striker said he has fond memories of Wembley when “I won the Champions League 2013 there”. Having scored two goals against England at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa may give him a good feeling, but it is a “past”.
“Against England we do not get many chances, I suppose, but I see no problem in taking the victory with a goal.”
He added that to beat England it requires “a cool head and be persistent until the last whistle. From now on it is a do-or-die ”.
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