Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has hailed Jupp Heynckes for bringing the Bundesliga giants together after a difficult start to the season.
The veteran coach was brought back for a third spell at the club after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked in September.
Ancelotti’s exit was preceded by widespread reports of unrest inside the Bavarians’ ranks, and Muller affirms that his successor has brought the players closer together.
“A jolt went through the team. I don’t know if Jupp Heynckes performed magic, but with the change of the coach responsibility was pushed onto the team,” the Germany international told Goal .
“We made individual mistakes, where even the best tactics in the world would not have helped. Jupp Heynckes managed, with his experience and his instincts, to make sure we were always united.
“We won 1-0 three times in a row without dominating the opponents. So, there is clearly space to improve. In the big games we have to reach our best.”