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 forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.