The German Thomas Muller could be one of the hardest players to defend in football, and it has to do with his the fact that he can play many positions. Germany are lucky to have him, and he will be one of the keys to make a run at the Euro 2016 to be played in France.
Muller is a unique talent; he’s tall and complicated to stop, but he’s also the man of the important goals either for Germany or his club, Bayern Munich. His ability to play as the only striker in a team filled with passing masterclass players or even play behind a true ‘9’ makes him hard to plan against.
In Brazil 2014, Muller was the end point of a perfect system; he played as the only striker on the team, but the rotation was crucial to the most goals in the tournament. He has won it all with Bayern and the National team, but adding a European Championship would mean we are in a presence of one of the best players/teams in history.
Thomas Muller, at just 26 years old, is the favorite to finish the tournament as the best scorer in the Euro 2016, listed at 8.8 according to the Euro 2016 Odds at the Online sportsbook Bodog. It shouldn’t be any surprise considering the Germans are expected to have a long tournament.
EURO final tournament (Germany record)
Germany are the team to beat in the Euro 2016. They had that wonderful run in Brazil 2014 and will add Marco Reus to a trio also formed by Muller and Mesut Ozil. Thomas and Mesut have played together for the National team since 2010; Marco will join them after missing the last World Cup with an ankle injury.
The Germans are 4.33 to win their first European Championship since 1996. The Thomas Muller Euro 2016 Odds are at 2.62 to end up as the most scoring player for the team in competition. Considering, he’s will be the lone striker in Joachim Low’s aggressive formation, the odds are good enough.
“Muller has a sixth sense,” Germany coach Low told reporters. “He only thinks of scoring, scoring and scoring. You can’t teach that.”
Nobody can teach it, but Thomas Muller has it. He also has a well-oiled machine playing by his side, making him a great bet for the next Euro 2016.