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Thomas Müller not happy with substitute role:
'I'm just too ambitious for that'

By Rune Gjerulff

Thomas Müller has opened up on his difficult situation at Bayern München.

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Thomas Müller admits he will have to consider his future if the coaching team at Bayern München continue to see him as a substitute.

According to Sport Bild, the 30-year-old wants to leave Bayern in January, because he's unhappy with his lack of playing time and feels a lack of appreciation at the club that he has represented in his entire career so far.

Müller has started on the bench for Bayern's last five games, and when asked if he's satisfied with that, the 30-year-old told Kicker:

"Absolutely not. I've just turned 30, I feel top fit and hungry for success - with the club and also at a personal level. I'm firmly convinced that I can help the team with my abilities on the pitch."

"A coach has difficult decisions to make before every game. However, there has been a trend in the past five games that doesn't make me happy. If the coaching team see me as a substitute in the future, I have to think about my situation. I'm just too ambitious for that," Müller said.

The 30-year-old isn't sure how things will go on for him. At the moment, he wants to focus on his football.

"The media have been speculating wildly over the last few days. I won't take part in that. Now, it's all about putting the focus back on football in order to have success with Bayern in the coming weeks. As for the competition for places, I won't let up, and I will continue to give my all in training and games. There's nothing more I can say about that," Müller underlined.

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