"Radio Muller" Is The Key To Bayern Munich's Success
The. Year ago, buyer Munich was in a Champions League Crisis Shatti A. Little. Cool to last night. But. Now they're in the final and look virtually unstoppable. Anti. The Champions League. Today. The Athletics Rafael Hanoch Stein. Thomas Miller Byron's unusual superstar has been the key to their resurgence hearing him opened my ears and my eyes to how important he is because he he really is almost like a director calling quite literally the shots. From wondering on the athletic I'm Kabaeva Davidson and I'm under scelzo it's Friday August twenty first, and this is the lead. It felt like something was happening. There is. Emotion and. The past because. Now you're. Not Good. This isn't a story. Unity the athlete. It stays with you. No one wants to be stuck with high prices, tricky contracts and bad customer support. But that's what you get with most home security companies and there are a lot of options out there. 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When you use Promo Code lead only at Brooklyn Dot Com Brooklyn in everything you need to live your most comfortable life. Surfer Thomas Miller has been at the heart of this buyer Munich team and really the heart of the club for more than a decade now I could you just describe what he's like as a person? Is Very funny or anything all I have time I have time and then me the road runner they have to by roadrunner cancer had the steal ball doesn't always come across in English, because it's very difficult for humans to translate well but he is very funny in minutes I ever show with A. TV team, I say completed. No Fun. Is. Very intelligent straightforward I think he has good sense of what it is. That makes a team successful. Thank you for the mets trophy. But I think we have Maybe twelve or fifteen players. That deserves the trophy as well. We worked so hard. We work with and I think on top of that. He personifies what it means to be a bavarian. You know buying is the German word for that area just very wealthy very beautiful. It is the stereotypical. Germany for most foreigners who we think of deer think of people lederhosen people sometimes look down on these guys lederhosen their beer as being slightly simpleton maybe a little bit argument and and Brash Ovens. But for for Bavarians, it is a sense of pride after the training session the stars took part in the traditional power Lana Lederhosen photo shoot. And when you combine that with buying as a football institution who play on that heightened sense of Bavarian, he think represents those contradictions but also the the bland and the combination of these things in a way that no other bind player does at the moment. And in terms of soccer. I have to say Thomas. Miller is one of the strangest players I've ever seen. Can you explain what makes him so unusual he is strange because he holds a really important position for one of the best teams in the world without being necessary obviously a gifted player. Because of his spindly legs and this upright running frame and this, he looks like a middle distance runner than a footballer I try not to be that muscular than my teammates because Less weight on my bones, his less injury, and that's my secret. It just don't see the the beauty elegance to so even the power the most played at this level brain and there's always something ungainly love it awkward about the way he and controls the ball he likes to Shin The ball router. Hindi cleanly speak about jumped all the time. Is Elite. I think once said that he's the best worst player in the world. I once thought that you know he was playing with a white t-shirt underneath his shirt poking out as some kind of wife beater show underneath and maybe I was imagine it almost got the sense that he was doing it on purpose to just give the impression that this is just this random guys just walked onto the pitch and he can't possibly be any good and opponents look thinking. Who is this guy and then twenty minutes later he's got two goals against them. So I think he's perfected that sleight of hand and is quite happy that people still think he's somehow know a good player and I think it takes you quite a bit of time and and different viewpoint to understand what it is yet she brings to the team and I tried to explain that my my biggest quality is maybe. The game without ball because in this time we had his game is all based on on movement on ideas on the interpretation of space as he wants himself, put it. So eloquently than my qualities to do to get in the right space to the right time. Maybe. Space Interpreter. But what does is so incredibly effective it's much easier to understand why successive bind coaches have founded absolutely necessary to make him keep playing a key position and also why successive coaches who haven't been able to see the beauty of mirrors game. F-. Often found themselves fired will speaking of that last season under Niko Kovac Thomas Miller spent a lot of time on the bench way is that I think you could call it just didn't understand what was the devil was doing for. Him Kovachev, slightly more reactive systems more defensive system. He often played with three midfielders and three attackers. So middle often found themselves very far away from goal. So you really losing the best attributes familiar plane in that position and eventually almost but I have of applies knows wide positions and if anything I will use them as a backup for the doc- through the middle is mistake was to say that to Miller you you're my backup option which didn't go down well. And because the results were bad because you know unhappy million addressing is not not a good thing. It all add it to the reasons he coach was eventually fired many. He mishandled Muna mishandled the team N.. Misunderstood I think the the real importance of murder which now has become apparent when small. Well. The current Byron Coach Hansie Flake came in and really reshape the way that this team and Thomas Miller play. Can you describe this system underhand flick and Thomas Muller's role within that system Told US monoplaces preferred position, which is in a free role behind Dusky can go in any way he wants. Generally. Nixon fugitive. beat trigger points for buying, suppressing, running, Pasta and. Then everyone follows his lead. We have very aggressive pressing. We tried to attack the opponent very early and with high intensity combined with the talent that they have on the bull makes it very difficult any team to live with a drill Just, thirteen minutes. Munich boss. This. Honey. Flick has done two things. One TS reinstated that blueprint that buying a happiest with its full two three one system with a high press in the high line and Mila number ten role and two wingers. But beyond that I think he's got the teams by into his ideas because he's also really nice guy. Maybe maybe we will see some of these player. To. Know. relatable honest doesn't lie to players doesn't talk them down like Kovic did and for club that can be quite cutthroat when it comes to dealing with its players I think to have him almost kind of a buffer or a guy who's on the side of the players more often than on the southern club. He seems a strange way the ideal coach wine, footballer Audy, Item Advisor or via does I like him as a player I can say and as a player, but also as a human and I can say. I'm happy that. He is fit at the moment. Blind wanted a much bigger name. They wanted a superstar coach after Guatemala. Don Shula you didn't work out inflict. They found the opposite but found the guy that strangely enough seems to be the best fit possible. Well, Rafa. After the eight, two demolition of Barcelona you wrote about, radio? Muller. Could you explain that term? Always, talks that's why he's got that nickname in the dressing room he will strike up a conversation with the referee he talked to his opponents, but importantly, he will talk his own team somebody like Miller who coach the team or help the team self coach is absolutely invaluable and watching him in action maybe I should say hearing him against Chelsea into stadium opened. My is in my eyes to to how important is because he he really is almost like a director calling quite literally the shots now you do this now you do that. And the players seem to believe in him seem to trust him in sync is not borne out of fear but more of a belief and confidence that Mueller knows what he's doing and has the right idea. So if milita you to play the ball wide, you don't even have to look up you play double wide because more often than not somebody already dead at Muna seen and you haven't having watched a game against Leon without crowd noise was again It's just one voice here. Radio. Thomas Miller has already won just about everything. There is to win what would this Champions League title mean for him and his legacy? With. Legacy. He's already legendary figure this fine team for Germany's well having won the World Cup with them to lift the cup twice the up cup twice of buying I think would take him to new level as far as club is concerned because that hasn't happened for anyone since the seventies. So I don't think he will ever be in the best eleven but I think he will go down as an absolute legend of the spine team and the guy who wrote this team together and made everyone better and and succeeded people don't nobody really believed that much in an I play. Everybody every football player needs also the team. And that's why we love so much. rougher thanks so much for coming on the show and enjoy the match. Thank you very much. Thanks having me. You can follow Rafael. Soccer coverage and check out his podcast about German. Soccer called steel cast at the clinic dot? com. Thanks for listening this week. Our senior producer is Matt strout production, in fact, checking by in Hurley sound design and mixing Aaron May White on Lyn and Joe Richardson. Our theme song was composed by Lindsey Graham. Our editorial director is could be Davidson our executive producer is me. The show is executive produced by Marshal Louis and air non mopeds wandering. From wondering and the athletic I'm under scelzo. See you next week. All along. Tiger Woods is a new documentary podcast from stitcher. Few athletes in the world are as big as tiger, and we've all heard his story an amazing right to success his ugly fall from grace and an epic comeback I mean how exhilarating was it to watch the twenty nineteen masters in Sea Tiger, his fifth title from Augusta but they're still so much more to tiger story than most of us. 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