After calling Germany’s early exit an “absolute catastrophe,” Thomas Muller, the German veteran, has now hinted on Thursday about a shocking early retirement from international football and that he might have played his final game for the German national team after the four times World Champions were eliminated from the Qatar World Cup.
The 2014 World Champions finished third in their Group after a humiliating campaign at the tournament, resulting from an upsetting defeat to Japan and a draw against Spain. The situation for the Germans was so depressing that even their 4-2 victory against Costa Rica couldn’t save them.
The ‘not-that-giant’ Europeans were kicked out of World Cup after finishing third in Group E, behind the table-toppers Japan, who had also defeated the powerhouse Spain to ensure their spot in the knockouts, and Spain, who progressed as the runner-up of the table due to more tremendous goal difference owing to their 7-0 win against Costa Rica earlier.
The 4-2 victory in their final match against Costa Rica was proven useless for them, in which the German veteran, Thomas Muller, could not make any impactful contribution to the team’s performance in their win. He couldn’t provide the finishing touch that was much expected of him.
Thomas Muller makes big statement
The legend has now implied that he might have played his last match in German colours, saying,
“If this was my last game, it was a huge pleasure. We experienced incredible moments together. In every game, I tried to leave my heart on the pitch. I’ve done it with love,” Muller said after Germany’s catastrophic exit.
This early exit is even more embarrassing because it marks Germany’s second successive group-stage exit after being thrown out of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup before the knockout round.
The excellent Muller will, however, be leaving a great legacy behind him at the FIFA World Cups for the German side after scoring 10 goals in 4 appearances at the global showpiece that the World cup is. Muller had netted the ball 5 times in Germany’s victorious spree in 2014. He also went on to win the Golden Boot in his FIFA World Cup debut in 2010.
Muller also made a scandalous remark over Germany’s disgraceful performance, saying it was an “absolute catastrophe”.
“It is unbelievably bitter for us because our result would have been enough,” Muller said.
“It’s a feeling of powerlessness.”