Beckenbauer, Muller and I were like brothers

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– ROME, AUGUST 16 – “Gerd and I were like brothers: the news was expected, given its conditions, but it is a great shock for all of us”. The pain of Germany for the death of Gerd Mueller is all in the words of Franz Beckenbauer, the symbolic player of the German national team of which Mueller was the bomber.

Muller joined Bayern in the summer of 1964 and, together with Beckenbauer, created an era of unprecedented success in German club football, as well as with the national team, champion of Europe in ’72 and world champion in ’74 . “He doesn’t grumble anymore”, headlines Die Zeit, one of the main German newspapers, with a pun on the verb ‘mullern’ also linked to the character of the attacker who scored the goal of the momentary 3-3 in the match of the century against Italy, in Mexico ’70. The chorus of pain in all the German newspapers was unanimous. “The greatest of all – writes Der Spiegel – Without him Bayern Munich would not exist as it is now” .