Oh, what would the German national soccer team be without Thomas Müller. Well, that Friday night she would have been one who probably wouldn’t have won. But you can rely on the man from FC Bayern. Also as a joker. His winning goal is quite strange.
Serge Gnabry had to laugh. Yes, he could push the ball in, this Thomas Müller. And how he pushed it in. With his typically twisted posture, he had pushed the ball over the line in the 82nd minute of the duel between the German national soccer team in the World Cup qualification with Romania. To the 2: 1. To victory. To the “little explosion” in the stands in the Hamburg stadium. Well, things are going well under Hansi Flick. On the field and in interaction with the fans.
With his hit, the 32-year-old super joker heated up the huge competition in the 10th position. Initially and somewhat surprisingly, Flick had given preference to the Dortmund captain Marco Reus. “The quality in the team is very high, we can be happy about that,” he said. And above all, he can look forward to getting such alternatives and ideas off the bank.
There is a curious story behind Müller’s goal. A curious walk. A path that only this man from FC Bayern can find. Actually, he had made his way to the corner. He offered himself for the short variant. But then he crept away, ran through the box and finally sprinted to the far post. He went to where he expected the ball. And where it landed over Leon Goretzka’s head.
He himself tells RTL how this hit came about: “Sometimes I have the problem, which is also sometimes very good, that I’m a bit more free on the road. At least I think I have to do that.” The trainer sees it differently. “We have such a little story when Thomas is outside the corner – he really has no business there.” Müller knows about this little dispute and knows that the coach is on “alert” if the player has his own idea of things again. It is then about things like possible dangers when countering.
Müller now broke off his attempt and made his way to his intended position. Niklas Süle opens the room, Goretzka extends perfectly, Müller executes. “I pushed it in pretty well. It was great.” Found the audience too. DFB party in Hamburg. And Müller was the goal DJ.