While there have been concerns voiced about the growing schedule for Bayern Munich, it isn’t one key man Thomas Müller shares.
The German giants have already played nine games in all competitions since their 2020/21 campaign kicked off just over a month ago.
That has led to worries about the impact it will have on the side but their assist king believes the situation isn’t a novel one.
“You’d have to say that apart from the two or three games that have been added, the workload is similar to previous seasons,” Müller said ahead of his side’s Champions League clash with Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday.
“That’s from my point of view. We’ve always had a tough time with the calendar.
“I don’t know if there are actually more games but the fatigue debate is often used when you struggle to explain someone’s performance on the pitch.
“Of course, it is a challenge. For me, I just try to eat well and rest a lot – the normal things anyone does to relax. We have a great support system here too.”
Even with the busy calendar, don’t bank on the German asking coach Hansi Flick for a rest.
“I’m always in touch with the coach. We’ve improved the squad and the team has already been changed four or five times,” continued Müller.
“My battery isn’t empty so it is just up to the coach to decide what he wants to do.”