Germany ace Thomas Muller says he won’t take any more penalties


“No more penalties for me” – Thomas Muller

German forward Thomas Muller says he won’t be stepping up to take a spot-kick for his side any time soon.

The Bayern Munich star missed his spot-kick in Saturday’s quarter-final win against Italy as his barren run at Euro 2016 continued, adding to his failed attempt for his club against Atletico Madrid in last season’s Champions League semi-final.

The versatile attacker says he has no desire to be on penalty duty for the time being.

“I will not be taking any penalties for the next two weeks,” Muller told Sport Bild.

“I will work on my technique at penalties for a bit and I will be back stronger in one or two months or so.

“I will take a step back and let others do the business for now.”

He did however say he would step up if needed, but not voluntarily.

“If a match goes to penalties again and we need someone, I will be available,” he stressed. “But I will not be asking to take one myself.”

Muller insists he is not perturbed by his lack of goals in the tournament thus far, insisting his team’s progression remains the focus.

“I will keep trying to get a goal. If it happens, it happens,” he said. “If we win the final without me scoring, I might not get as much credit in the media, but I will still be taking the trophy home.”

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