Mueller Scored First International Goal In 3 Years

By | June 9, 2021

DUSSELDORF, Germany: Thomas Mueller blasted his first international goal in three years as Germany thrashed dwarfs Latvia 7-1 in the last warm-up match before Euro 2020.

Latvia, ranked 138th in the world, are rarely out of their territory as Germany prepare for the European Championships against France in the next eight days in Munich.

After two years sidelined from international football, the 2014 World Cup winner Mueller made his name as a scorer while Premier League stars such as Ilkay Gundogan and Timo Werner also found the net in the action.

“The result isn’t the most important thing, it’s more to the style we want to play football and do what we want,” said Mueller who scored Germany’s first goal since March 2018.

“I feel good, it’s a convincing win, but we know that France will be a different opponent, that’s something that’s clear.”

Germany captain Manuel Neuer received the honor from his teammates before kick-off when he became the first goalkeeper to make his 100th appearance for the national team.

The 35 -year -old veteran goalkeeper went through a quiet night in his career in Duesseldorf.

He was rarely tested until Latvian midfielder Aleksejs Saveljevs broke through the German defense and scored a consolation goal 15 minutes before the end.

Germany head coach Joachim Loew made four changes from the squad that drew 1-1 with Denmark.