Official Update: Bayern Munich have confirmed that Thomas Muller has tested positive for coronavirus.
Thomas Müller tests positive for Coronavirus.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 11, 2021
The statement reads: “Thomas Müller, 31, has tested positive for coronavirus at the FIFA Club World Cup in Doha and was promptly isolated. Following his return to Munich, he will immediately go into quarantine. FC Bayern has agreed this with the relevant authorities.
The whole FC Bayern team was tested again on Thursday. There were no further positive cases.”
Thomas Muller has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss Bayern Munich’s Club World Cup final against Tigres.
According to Sky Germany, Muller tested positive in a training session on Wednesday. FIFA and Bayern are to officially confirm the results, but it’s likely that the forward will miss the game in Qatar as well as Bayern’s Champions League clash with Lazio this month.
— Sky Sport (@SkySportDE) February 11, 2021
This comes as a huge blow for Hansi Flick’s side who rely heavily on Muller — both in terms of playing style and results on the pitch. Although the Bundesliga giants are favorites to lift the Cup, the loss of Muller is likely to hinder their attack.
Prior to Muller, Leon Goretzka and Javi Martinez tested positive and did not travel for the Club World Cup. Either Serge Gnabry or Jamal Musiala should take Muller’s place at the heart of the attack, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting providing necessary backup from the bench.
BILD also reported that a second test carried out resulted negative, but a third turned up positive, which means Muller will definitely miss the final. Bayern are also with Jerome Boateng who left the camp last night due to personal reasons.
Muller’s absence will be a huge setback for Flick’s side. He has 13 goals and 14 assists to his name this season, and is one of the top scorers at the club.
Everyone at fcbinside wishes Thomas Muller a speedy recovery!