Germany coach Joachim Low feels that Thomas Muller is going through a "difficult phase" while backing the striker to return to his best level.
Muller, 29, has struggled to find his best form for Bayern Munich, who is fifth. in the Bundesliga, this season.
But it's still part of Low's plans and the coach said Muller, the winner of the Golden Boot at the 2010 World Cup, could still play a key role for Germany.
"Although he has not done so, recently taken in the national team or in his club, Thomas Muller is a player who gives a lot of energy and can lead and encourage young people," he said at a press conference.
"He still has those qualities of a great Finish, of regressing, I've seen him in good form against Dortmund [Borussia]." The Bayern players were in good shape for 60-70 minutes.
"Thomas Muller is a player who can always decide games. although he is currently in a difficult phase. "
Germany faces Russia in a friendly in T On Thursday before meeting Holland in the League of Nations four days later.
Low's men face the relegation of the League A and the 58-year-old accepted his team, surprisingly eliminated in the group stage of the World Cup, was going through a hard
"Staying in the League of Nations is out of our hands. We have to wait and see how Holland will play against France, "he said.
" The most important things for me are the qualifiers for next year [Euro 2020]. Next year it's important to find the right alignment, get used to it and be more confident in the way we play.
"Of course we are in a period of turmoil.The match against France showed that we are able to keep up. [The] the result [against Russia] will not be of much relevance.
" For me, it is of what we will get from the game and what we will notice.