Mueller intends to play on for Germany

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London

World Cup winner Thomas Mueller has said he has no intention of hanging up his boots for Germany and is eager to play on under new national head coach Hansi Flick.

The Bayern Munich star, who turns 32 next month, was recalled for the Euro 2020 finals, along with Mats Hummels, after the pair spent two years in international exile under ex-Germany coach Joachim Loew.

Mueller squandered a late chance when Germany exited the finals in a 2-0 defeat to England in the last 16, Loew’s final game in charge.

Mueller says he would relish working under Flick, his former head coach at Bayern, and is eager to add to his 106 appearances for Germany since his 2010 debut

. Flick’s first Germany games in charge will be three 2022 World Cup qualifiers in early September and Mueller wants to be involved. “I have signalled my willingness to continue playing,” Mueller told German magazine Der Spiegel.—AFP

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