Speaking after Germany’s 3-3 draw against England (h/t DW Sports), Thomas Muller claimed that the national team would do well to follow in the footsteps of Real Madrid and develop a mentality like the Merengues.
Real Madrid, under Carlo Ancelotti last season, came back from situations when they seemed to be down and out on more than one occasion to lift the La Liga title and the UEFA Champions League trophy.
The sheer mental strength and the never give up attitude that Real Madrid showed over the course of the campaign was the driving force behind the success as they beat the odds to win from extremely difficult positions against the likes of PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City.
And, Muller has claimed that he wishes Germany can follow Real Madrid as an example as they get set for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year.
On Monday, Germany were ahead of England 2-0 at one point before allowing the Three Lions to make a comeback and take a 3-2 lead. However, a late equaliser meant that they could salvage a point.
And, Muller then claimed that Die Mannschaft should try and follow Real Madrid as an example as they prepare for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar which will get underway in November.
“Maybe Real Madrid are an example to us. I’ve played for a lot of coaches, including Carlo Ancelotti, who has won the most trophies. After things that don’t go well, it’s all about getting back up and keeping your confidence. We’d do well to follow that,” he said.
Following their all-conquering campaign last time out, Real Madrid have made a 100% start to the new season and have won all their nine matches across all competitions so far. Following the international break, they will resume the defence of their La Liga crown against Osasuna.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.