Insider Notes: Muller embraces horse breeding; CONCACAF event changes

SI's Grant Wahl interviews Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller on the Planet Fútbol Podcast.
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Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller said in an interview on the Planet Fútbol Podcast this week that he and his entire team need to improve across the board starting with Wednesday’s game against PSV after a three-game winless stretch that included a Champions League loss at Atlético Madrid. But here’s an interesting thing about Müller: He said that earlier in his career he would be totally consumed by watching soccer, even away from the game.

But ever since he married his wife, Lisa, an equestrian rider, Thomas says he has watched less soccer on TV as they have spent time breeding horses together. He says that helps him get away from the daily pressures and perform better on the field.

Listen to the full interview with Muller below:

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