This has been a brilliant World Cup for Thomas Muller who earned his first cap earlier this year against Argentina. Five goals and three assists. He is a deserved winner of the Golden Shoe and FIFA’s Young Player title.
He had his illustrious namesake, Gerd singing his praises:
“The lad has everything. He’s quick, he shoots with both feet, he’s good in the air, and he makes terrific runs down the channels. He’s a quick thinker, he reads the game well, and he has that precious nose for goal,” Gerd ‘Der Bomber’ Muller told FIFA.com when quizzed about his heir apparent.
Only Pele at 17 years and 249 day-old was younger when he scored five goals in the 1958 World Cup.
Muller achieved this without playing against Spain- now which striker would not fancy their prospects going up against the eventual World Champions?