Thomas Müller leads by example in training
Thomas Müller was described by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as a "fine wine" in his interview with club magazine 51. The CEO meant that the two-time treble winner is far from belonging in the "recycled glass container", as Müller himself put it. The forward, who turns 31 on Sunday, has proven just that in the previous season and also in training for the new campaign.
Instigator on the pitch
Müller was a bundle of energy in the two sessions on Saturday and always led from the front. "He's one of the chiefs," said Rummenigge, who is constantly shown to be right at Säbener Straße. The 2014 World Cup winner is always coaching his teammates and pushing them on. His calls of "Come on, come on!", "Time, time!" and "Score!" can constantly be heard around the training ground. And when the ball does hit the back of the net, his face lights up like a child on Christmas.
Commitment and fun
Watching Müller on the pitch, you see how much he loves the game and how much fun he has working with his teammates. The Bavarian is going into his 11th season as a professional but still has the same ambition and hunger for silverware. It's simply a question of how fine will that wine become? Perhaps he'll even indulge in a glass himself during the evening, given that the team have the day off on his birthday.
Rummenigge spoke in his interview with 51 about the past season and his birthday wishes: