German is looking to finally get his hands on the European Cup this weekend.
Veteran Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes has lavished praise on midfield player Thomas Mueller ahead of Saturday’s Uefa Champions League final with arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium, reports BBC Sport Online.
The young Germany international is currently enjoying yet another sensational season for the Bundesliga giants, form that his 68-year-old manager is hoping the player will take with him into the show-piece event in the English capital this weekend.
“Thomas Mueller will play a very important role in the final,” Heynckes told FCB.tv.
“He’s tireless, one of our leading characters, and a big factor in why we’re so outstanding both in attack and defence.
“Thomas is having a superb season. There’s no way we’d leave him out of the team, he’s not injury prone, and he’s a hard runner, agile, and relaxed when you need to be relaxed.”
Mueller, 23, appeared in 28 Bundesliga fixtures for the German giants last campaign as the club strolled towards a record-breaking league title triumph, finding the back of the net on 13 occasions.
Meanwhile, in all competitions for Heynckes and Co, the attacking midfield player made 45 appearances for the club, scoring 22 times, and if Mueller manages to hit the target against Dortmund on Saturday, then he will become one of only four players to have ever scored in two Champions League finals.