Assist king Müller with yet another milestone
No one provides as reliably as him! Thomas Müller once again shone as a 'goal-maker' in FC Bayern's 4-0 away win at 1. FC Köln on Saturday afternoon. The 32-year-old German first set up Robert Lewandowski's opener (9'). A little later he played a deft pass to Corentin Tolisso, who made it 2-0 to FCB (25').
The assist to Tolisso was Müller's 150th in his Bundesliga career - by far the best figure since the start of detailed data collection in the German top flight. Franck Ribéry is second with 92. Müller now has 16 assists this season alone. "It's just fun to contribute to the team's success, to be directly involved in goals," said Müller after the game and immediately looked at his own scoring record with a wink: "I'd be even happier if I scored a few more times myself!"
Praise from head coach Nagelsmann
"His assists are generally exceptional. It's a testament to the fact that he plays for the team and, on the other hand, is in very good attacking positions," said head coach Julian Nagelsmann, praising his number 25. "The fact that Thomas has a great gift for spotting spaces and occupying them and then using his teammates well has long been known. He's an important player for us and his numbers are exceptional. He's more than welcome to keep going like that." Preferably starting with next matchday, away to Hertha BSC.
Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick against Köln to send out another message ahead of Monday's FIFA Best awards ceremony: