Thomas Muller insists his focus is on Bayern Munich as he plays down talk of a Germany recall after being exiled by under-pressure coach Joachim Low following World Cup debacle in 2018
Thomas Muller has admitted talk of a return to the international fold with Germany is a long way off despite his imperious club form in the Bundesliga.
The Bayern Munich forward has scored nine goals in 18 appearances this season, and helped his side win a major European Treble last campaign.
Muller and experienced team-mates Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng were exiled by manager Joachim Low after Germany’s disastrous showing at the 2018 World Cup and have not played since.
Thomas Muller (left) was exiled by Germany manager Joachim Low after the 2018 World Cup
But the 31-year-old insisted he was focusing on his own performances, and backed Low to improve Germany’s poor form.
He told Sky: ‘That’s a topic that is very far away for me. I’m trying to help the team I’m on the field.
‘You can talk about it as much as you like. I’ll stick with it and then we’ll see what happens.
Muller has been in imperious club form for Bayern Munich despite his international absence
The 100-cap forward scored twice on Saturday to rescue a draw against title rivals RB Leipzig
‘The DFB decided [to keep Low on as coach], so all Germans have to stand behind this decision and do everything to ensure we get things going again.
‘And with Joachim Low, we are going to get things going again.’
It was a major shock for the Germany boss to drop Muller, Hummels and Boateng, with the trio boasting a combined 246 caps, still at the top of their game and playing regularly for successful sides in Germany.
A young German side shorn of Muller were embarrassingly thrashed 6-0 by Spain last month
Despite pressure on Low to resign the German FA confirmed he will lead the side for Euro 2020
But Low’s apparent strategy of blooding younger players of the next generation has not yet worked out.
Spain thrashed them 6-0 last month to hand Germany their worst ever defeat in a competitive match, with the country’s biggest paper Bild calling on Low to resign.
However, the German FA backed Low and confirmed he would take charge of Euro 2020 next summer after crunch talks in November.