Muller out to stay on top at Bayern

05 June 2020 18:27:07 GMTPlus10

Bayern Munich ace Thomas Muller has opened up on the secret to his longevity and revealed that he wants to keep playing for another five years.

Muller came through the academy at Bayern and made his debut for the Bavarian giants at senior level in 2008.

The 30-year-old German has made 525 appearances for the club across 12 seasons at the Allianz Arena, scoring 196 goals to become Bayern's fifth-highest ever goalscorer.

"I want to be able to keep running like this for the next five years and I have to stay in shape for that.

Thomas Muller

Muller's arrival at the Allianz has corresponded with a hugely successful period for Germany's dominant team and he has tasted Bundesliga glory on eight occasions.

The forward has also won five German Cups, was part of the team which defeated Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 Champions League final and is a World Cup winner with Germany.

With Bayern seven points clear in the Bundesliga with five games of the season remaining, Muller looks likely to win a ninth German crown but is showing no signs of slowing down.

Speaking to Bayern's official website, Muller revealed why he has enjoyed such a long and successful career.

"I want to be able to keep running like this for the next five years and I have to stay in shape for that. That's my secret," said Muller.

"You need the quality, the attitude, the strength and you just have to deliver on the pitch. Without all that it's not possible to play for FC Bayern for as long as I do.

"You simply have to perform," he adds.

Bayern are 1.33 to win away at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. The hosts are 7.00 while the draw can is available at 6.00.

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