Monday, July 12, 2010

Thomas Muller: Another German Legend in the Making?

Thomas Muller is one of the biggest stars of FIFA World Cup 2010. The 20-year-old German youngster clinched the Golden Boot thanks to 5 goals and 3 assists and was named the Best Young Player of the tournament.

Despite his success in the World Cup, it is too early to consider Muller as a future legend. However, the kind of talent and potential he displayed in South Africa can lead many people to say that he is another German legend in the making.

The Bayern Munich prodigy has excellent pace and vision which coupled with his impressive positional sense make him a serious threat for any opposition. The most important thing is that Muller has both scoring prowess and creative touch- meaning he can score himself and set up for others. So, the youngster can play both as a striker as well as an attacking midfielder.

After coming through Bayern’s youth side, Muller got his Bundesliga debut in 2008, and since then represented his club in 38 league matches and found the nets 13 times. Specially, he attracted everybody’s attention with his performance last season.

Interestingly, there is a similarity between his name and Germany legend Gerd Muller, who is considered as one of the greatest scorers of all time. With 68 goals in 62 matches for West Germany, Gerd Muller is currently placed at no. 8 in the list of all time international goal scorers.

It is not the right time to compare Thomas Muller with a great like Gerd Muller. Thomas Muller is now 20 and has only 5 goals in 8 matches for Germany. He must flourish his potential and win matches for his country before being considered as a legend.

1 comment:

  1. Thomas Mueller will go on to become a legend of the game, without a doubt. He is to good to not and just because he "only has" 5 goals in 8 games doesn't mean anything. Most strikers have way less than that.