A product of Bayern Munich's academy, Thomas Müller is one of the Bundesliga club's most popular and versatile players. He is also pretty much a local boy, having grown up a few dozen kilometers south of Munich.
The sometimes awkward looking but usually effective Bayern Munich star made his debut with the Bundesliga club in 2008. He's played scores of games and won numerous honours with Germany's most successful club. He was also part of the 2014 side that won the World Cup in Brazil.
The sunshine of Sochi might be an instigator of change for Germany. However, the members of this Germany team know that a response will have to come from them. Both Oliver Bierhoff and Thomas Müller have said as much.
They may be Germany's biggest club but Bayern Munich have been reluctant to compete at the top end of the transfer market in recent years. The champions are instead investing in the long-term and hoping that bears fruit.
Bayern Munich's quest for another treble under Jupp Heynckes is over after defeat in the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid. A 2-2 draw in Madrid was not enough for the Bavarians, who bow out 4-3 on aggregate.
Bayern Munich are heading to Berlin after crushing Bayer Leverkusen in emphatic fashion. Thomas Müller scored a 27-minute hat-trick during a devastating second half spell, raising Bayern's hopes of another treble.
Germany have held their first training session ahead of friendlies against Spain and Brazil. But first choice keeper Manuel Neuer remains injured and a former great has questioned whether the No.1 will be fit in time.
Bayern Munich face Turkish champions Besiktas on Wednesday, with the Bavarians holding a 5-0 lead from the first leg. But the Bayern coach has warned against complacency and predicts a difficult atmosphere in Turkey.
Bayern Munich can already start thinking about the quarterfinals after they dismantled 10-man Besiktas at the Allianz Arena. Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski were the stars of the show, each bagging a brace.
Bayern Munich are back to full strength as they return to Champions League action against Besiktas. Captain Mats Hummels says he and his teammates are looking forward to a tough game against the Turkish champions.