Created on 04-01-2012 at 00:00 AM
At the age of 22, Thomas Müller is just setting out as a footballer, but in the two-and-a-half years since his breakthrough with Bayern, he has finished as World Cup top scorer, contested the Champions League final, and won the Bundesliga. However, the Bavarian native still has his feet firmly on the ground, and his ready wit is as sharp as ever. At the winter training camp in Doha, the Germany international sat down for a long chat with fcbayern.de, reviewing the season so far, discussing his best position, and looking ahead to the second half of the campaign, as Bayern chase silverware on three fronts.
Interview: Thomas Müller
fcbayern.de: Thomas, you're here in Qatar with Bayern for the second time, but it's the first time you've lodged in the hotel overlooking the practice ground. Do you like it here?
Thomas Müller: The facility is perfect. You could play golf on the football pitches, and the hotel is superb. It's right next to the training ground and there are no bus transfers, so it's perfect!
What’s the real value of this kind of training camp?
In the first place, we all have to be fully fit. We hardly get to work on fitness during the season because there are so many matches, so while we’re here, we have to lay the foundations for a successful second half of the campaign. And it's also not at all bad for team spirit, although we have plenty of that in any case. We talk a lot and play cards.
Did anyone bring a PlayStation?
Oh, I don't know. I'll have to ask around, but I wouldn't rule it out, as it's something we've seen often enough at training camps.