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Exclusive: Thomas Müller

‘Life has changed a great deal for me’

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In his first full season as a pro, Thomas Müller shot to national fame and global attention, rightly earning the label Shooting Star for his extraordinary progress. He appeared in all 34 Bundesliga matches for Bayern, finished second only to Arjen Robben in the club goalscoring chart, and crowned it all by ending up top scorer at the World Cup in South Africa. The 21-year-old remains a regular for Louis van Gaal’s side this term, although he has started FCB’s last three matches on the subs’ bench. met the locally-born Munich youth product, asking him about his current standing at the club, and how success has affected his private life.

Interview: Thomas Müller Thomas, you comfortably won the derby against Nürnberg. Are you satisfied with last weekend?
Thomas Müller: Definitely. We might have scored a couple more, and we again wobbled just after the break – we need to deal with that as soon as we can – but it was otherwise a very good display. I think we deserved to win.

How about you personally? You came on as a sub for the third match in a row.
It's far from being as bad as the media make it out. Before we played Cluj, I talked to the coach and we agreed I’d take a rest. We won 4-0, so there was no reason to change the team. And we played very well in Gladbach, so I started from the bench again.