Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho sings Thomas Müller’s praises

Jose Mourinho singles out Thomas Müller for special praise after Germany international's hat-trick against Portugal

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Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller Photo: Steindy/Wikimedia

Jose Mourinho has singled out Thomas Müller for special praise after the Germany international hit a hat-trick in Monday’s 4-0 win over Portugal.

The Germany forward’s treble and Mats Hummels’ strike handed Joachim Low’s side a comfortable victory in their Group G opener after Pepe was sent off following an altercation with Muller.

He finds room on the field that nobody else knows about

Jose Mourinho

And Chelsea boss Mourinho has been hugely impressed by what he has seen of the 24-year-old Bayern Munich man.

“He’s incredibly dynamic and has a unique goalscoring instinct,” Mourinho told Yahoo Eurosport.

“He finds room on the field that nobody else knows about. But I still think that, even with Muller, Germany don’t have a real forward in their team.”

Mourinho added: “I would like to see Muller up against a compact defence.

“That would test him. Portugal were far too weak. There are plenty of teams at this World Cup who defend far better, are much tighter and better organised.”

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