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Thomas Muller: Real Madrid resilience 'an example' for Germany at the World Cup

Henry Burt
Thomas Muller came off the bench for Germany in their 3-3 Nations League draw with England
Thomas Muller came off the bench for Germany in their 3-3 Nations League draw with England / Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/GettyImages

Germany captain Thomas Muller has urged his side to mimic Real Madrid when they play at the World Cup in November, describing the European champions as 'an example' to follow.

Los Merengues earned plaudits last season for their resilience and ability to come back from seemingly any deficit, beating Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City in the Champions League knockout rounds after trailing against all three at one point or another.

Carlo Ancelotti's side defied expectations at every turn and their feats seem to have inspired Bayern Munich star Muller, who was vocal in his admiration for the club following Germany's 3-3 Nations League draw with England.

“Maybe Real Madrid are an example to us. I’ve played for a lot of coaches, including Carlo Ancelotti, who has won the most trophies," Muller told DW Sports after the match at Wembley.

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"After things that don’t go well, it’s all about getting back up and keeping your confidence. We’d do well to follow that."

The upcoming World Cup will be Germany's first tournament under a new head coach since 2006, as Joachim Low successor Hansi Flick is entrusted with improving Die Mannschaft's fortunes after disappointing performances at the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020.