Bayern Munich are the standard bearers of the Bundesliga but if the current situation under Carlo Ancelotti persists, the Bavarians could end up losing one of their most important players on account of not getting enough playing time.
Thomas muller has been described variously as a ghost - a player that has no discernible skill set but one who always finds a way to score. Muller told Sport Bild, “The last game against Leipzig was not ideal for me on a personal level because I did not play.”
Muller has been afforded less time under Ancelotti than under the Italian’s predecessor, Pep Guardiola. He added, “There was more space than in previous games and it was a game where i could have enjoyed myself.
Muller, one of the most important German players in the last four years and won the World Cup in 2014, has played just 919 minutes in 13 matches, after 16 matches of the season. He has all lost his effectiveness in front of goal - having scored just one league goal all season.
“So I was obviously not watching on from the bench with a smile on my face.”
But he quickly added that the team is in a very good place despite a personal dissatisfaction . “There will be situations where players will have to settle for a place on the bench in important games. But we have to deal with it as a team.
“The team spirit is key and we should all put the team ahead of our own egos. That is the case for me as much as for the other players.”
Muller scored 20 league goals last season in 31 matches as Bayern romped to a 26th league title.