Thomas Müller: It is unique
Before the preparations for the new season at FC Bayern München kick off, the professional footballer, Thomas Müller, popped in at the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen. He revealed in an interview why he especially keeps his fingers crossed for Ludger Beerbaum and Isabell Werth and what he finds so special about the CHIO Aachen.
Question: You and your wife Lisa are regular guests here at the Soers, what distinguishes the CHIO Aachen for you?
Thomas Müller: The dimensions alone here are amazing, the showgrounds, the stadiums, the tent city. It is unique in the equestrian world. The atmosphere here and to feel how important it is for the riders to take part is what makes Aachen so special.
Question: What will you watch while you are here?
Thomas Müller: We will try to visit both stadiums and also want to watch the eventing tomorrow. Everything totally relaxed, just what we feel like doing at the time.
Question: Who are you keeping your fingers crossed for most?
Thomas Müller: I know Ludger Beerbaum, we get on very well and own a foal together. And Isabell Werth is our trainer, so of course we particularly keep our fingers crossed for them.
Question: Has the break done you good?
Thomas Müller: We are still in the recovery phase, in the recreation mode. Everything kicks off again for me on Wednesday, till then we want enjoy our time here and experience some pleasant moments.
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