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 By Mark Lovell

Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller vows to return to goal-scoring form

Bayern Munich attacker Thomas Muller has vowed to bounce back from a poor run in front of goal.

Muller, 27, has not scored in five Bundesliga appearances this season and also drew a blank for Germany at Euro 2016.

But he told German football magazine kicker that dips in form were all part of the game.

"Football is just like everyday, normal life," he said. "You have excellent, good, normal and bad phases. A good scoring run is something special and there's never any guarantees. You've got to accept that."

Muller has been frustrated by opposition goalkeepers in inspired form in recent weeks, with Hamburg's Rene Adler, Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak and Timo Horn of Cologne all denying him.

"The goalkeeper reacted brilliantly each time," he said. "I didn't do anything wrong in these situations, but simply didn't enjoy any luck.

Muller has yet to score in the Bundesliga under Carlo Ancelotti.

"Naturally it rankles when the ball doesn't hit the back of the net, but that's sport. I'm convinced that I'll score soon."

He added that he was "the sort of player that defines himself by the success of the team," adding: "The key is to have a positive end to the season when the titles are up for grabs."

Muller said he was looking forward to joining forces with Arjen Robben in coming weeks.

Muller has been used predominately on the right-hand side by coach Carlo Ancelotti when Robben has been out with injury, but said: "Ideally, Arjen and I are together on the pitch as I love playing alongside him.

"We've profited a lot from each other in the past seven seasons and performed very well together. He creates space for me and vice-versa. We have a great understanding."

Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter: @LovellLowdown.


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