Thomas Muller reveals why German players don’t win the Ballon d’OR
With loads of talents and generational talents from Germany, the country has failed to spring any player who could fiercely compete for the Ballon d’OR award for a long run of years, since Matthias Scammer won it in 1996.
Bayern Munich attacker, Thomas Muller has taken a swipe on the taunt raised against German players for not being able to win the Ballon d’OR, saying they are more prioritized about the team and not individuals.
He revealed Germans doesn’t believe in one man being a superstar and the rest of the team being average players. Everyone are expected to shine and the entire team takes credit, not one man taking all the shine and credit after collective effort of his teammates.
Muller joked about Germany not creating Ballon d’OR winners yet they have four stars on their jersey. Each star representing each World Cup they won.
“In Germany, we don’t believe in superstars. We are taught from an early age to play as a team, not to shine alone. That’s why you won’t see many German players winning a Ballon d’Or, but that’s also why you can see 4 stars on our jersey.”