German midfielder Thomas Muller revealed that he could perform in two more World Cups, and possibly challenge Miroslav Klose’s goal record.
In the 2014 World Cup, the 25-year-old was one of the more notable offensive weapons, scoring the second-most goals of any footballer behind Columbia’s James Rodriquez, Real Madrid’s young star who netted six tallies prior to his country’s defeat by Brazil in the quarterfinals. Muller also was named the second-best footballer behind Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
He recently won the Silver Ball and Silver Boot for his play this summer in Brazil, but the 2010 World Cup actually transpired more favorably for Muller’s accolades, as he was able to snatch the Golden Boot for burying the most goals in South Africa.
“Those are two special accolades, indeed. Even though it’s only the second place. But at a World Cup you try to give it your all for your country. And that’s why I am delighted,” Muller said to Kicker. “I am very pleased with the World Cup. I contributed my share, just liked I wanted to.”
While he does admit that he has multiple games to achieve the record, Muller noted that he would have to score five goals in every tournament, which is a massive test for any world-class player’s consistency. And although Germany is loaded with enough talent to provide the midfielder with excellent service, soccer’s biggest stage can be unpredictable.
“Theoretically, I could play two more World Cups. But I can’t just automatically assume that I’m going to score five at every tournament,” he said. “It’d be nice to achieve it, but let’s wait and see.”