Bayern Munich star Mueller recently posted a post on LinkedIn, a social networking platform for the workplace, talking about his mental journey in recent months.
Today I want to talk about a topic I encountered in Bayern, and how I think about it and how to deal with it.
Everyone is looking for it, everyone wants to have it, even if everyone has a different definition of it. Once you have it, you will chase the next success. On the one hand, this is determined by our social environment; on the other hand, we will carry this emotion in our hearts, which inspires us, as some of you have noticed, and also inspires me.
But success has its unpleasant side, and most importantly, it is very challenging. No matter what great achievements you have achieved as a team or as an individual, this will not happen naturally. Our coach Flick proved this with the following sentence: "Success is not a permanent property-it is just rented by us, and the rent is paid every day."
In the months after the epidemic off-season, we returned to the top of Europe with a series of impressive victories, especially in the UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon. Although the personal strength of Bayern players is very strong, on the court, we can feel the team spirit at all times, and everyone obeys the will of the ego. We work hard for the success of the team, and our performance has won all over Europe. Praise and recognition from fans and experts.
Being praised and congratulated is of course an unparalleled feeling. You want to save these moments forever. This brings about the problem of success in the game: you can’t stop the flow of time, and your expectations for success are still very high. , You set the standard for future tasks, and we have become the "prey" of all Europe, and everyone wants to defeat us.
It is a huge challenge to resist the challenge again and again, but also to improve my performance. Now we must have high demands on our own spirits. The schedule for the new season has been fully arranged and life is back on track. You have noticed that this is a tricky situation.
Psychologically dealing with the great Triple Crown through the holiday time, the two-week period is quite tight. The new season has begun. In the game against Schalke 04, we ushered in a vigorous victory. : 8-0! This victory made us feel like we are back to heaven; in the following European Super Cup and German Super Cup games, we won by a narrow margin, which shows that we still have the mentality of a winner and also exposed some weakness.
In the face of Hoffenheim, the first defeat in ten months, this highlights that we have encountered a phased challenge; 4-3 win over Hertha Berlin, we are now waiting for the rest of the international game day.
Now, we have to turn the switch back on and fade the success of the past few weeks and months. According to my experience, "performance" itself cannot remember the past. It doesn’t help to blame others. Whether in football or in life, we have to focus on the next goal, and then we can make an impact according to our own ideas. We should put our energy and attention on this, even if it is just to make you love The person smiled.
For me, football is never for championships and trophies. It is important to feel the sense of victory. Whether in training games, Bundesliga or in the Champions League final, you always want to be the best. For this feeling, I am ready to challenge my physical and psychological limits, which is what makes Bayern Munich unique. Even if there is a lot of resistance to overcome, we must persevere. Even if there are sometimes unpleasant situations, we must be strong enough. This makes me full of fighting spirit and will be our task in the coming months.
I am very excited!