What is the most honest statement

After criticizing honest statements: Müller prefers to lie in the future

Thomas Müller is considered one of the most down-to-earth and honest football professionals - just for how much longer?

Football world champion Thomas Müller wants to avoid the bush after his "Larifari" statements and the following public criticism. "I once again found out that you can't get that far with the truth in Germany. In the future I'll hold back again, come up with a little white lie, then things might go better for me in the next two days," he said Bayern Munich professional after the 4-1 (2-0) against Italy.

After the 2: 3 against England last Saturday, Müller admitted that the team - "typical test match" - lacked the necessary attitude. "You find yourself not taking the last step aggressively enough," said the 26-year-old. This statement earned him praise, but mostly criticism. Against Italy, Müller responded with an outstanding performance and two assists.

Assistant coach Thomas Schneider had already taken Müller under protection for his statements. "He's very honored that he's honest there. It shouldn't be like that, but it's a bit human," he said.