Müller: 'No walkover' against Northern Ireland
Thomas Müller has scored 10 goals in 13 World Cup matches, but he has yet to net in a European championship match. The FCB forward has gone without a goal in seven EURO matches. “It doesn't annoy me that I haven't scored at a European championship so far, but that I didn't have any real chances in the last two matches,” the 26-year-old said before Tuesday's encounter with Northern Ireland at 18.00 CET.
“We had two awkward matches,” Müller commented on the 2-0 victory over Ukraine and the goalless draw with Poland. “I'd have liked to have a few scoring chances. But I have to stay hungry.” And there is little doubt that Bayern's attacking all-rounder is fired up for the duel with Northern Ireland: “I hope I'll score, but it's more important to me that we win the match.”
'He can produce a goal from nowhere'
Joachim Löw has indicated that Müller will feature on Tuesday. “We all know that Thomas Müller can produce a goal from nowhere,” the Germany head coach explained: “It really annoys him, that's due to his character. But you can see he's looking for solutions.”
Müller expects “no walkover” against the Ulstermen: “You have to be realistic, it won't be a goal fest. They'll pull many players back to the edge of their own box.” Before the final round of the preliminary stage Germany are top of Group C on four points, level with Poland and one ahead of Northern Ireland. Last-placed Ukraine, who have failed to take any points so far, are certain to be eliminated in the group stage.