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Thomas Müller 'was absolutely not satisfied' earlier this season

By Henrik Petersen

Thomas Müller reflects on his difficult period under Niko Kovac.

Thomas Müller and Niko Kovac.
Thomas Müller and Niko Kovac.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Thomas Müller admits he was unhappy with his situation at Bayern München towards the end of Niko Kovac's reign as head coach.

Müller fell down the pecking order under Kovac and went through a tough spell under the 48-year-old who was replaced by Hansi Flick in November.

"For me personally, there was a period when I was absolutely not satisfied. It's not a problem to sit on the bench. But I think I started on the bench six times in a row. That wasn't an easy time," Müller told Sport Bild and continued:

"But all in all, it was a good half year for me, because I was tested. And I feel I did well to pass this test. That's why I've come out of this situation stronger and with quite a bit of confidence."

Müller has made 25 appearances for Bayern this season, racking up five goals and 13 assists.

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