Dieter Müller does not agree with the behaviour of some Bundesliga attackers. The striker legend criticises Anthony Modeste, Robert Lewandowski and Co.

Former Bundesliga top scorer Dieter Müller (68) has problems with some stars of today’s generation of players who, like Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) or Anthony Modeste (1. FC Köln), want to leave their clubs despite existing contracts.

“Anthony Modeste is not doing himself any favours with these statements. He should be grateful for the club, the coach. He also had other phases in life,” said the former goal scorer of 1.

Müller continued: “But it’s a different mentality among the players today. You rarely find humility there.” With Lewandowski already aiming for an immediate move to FC Barcelona, Modeste also wants to leave FC early despite a contract that is still running.

“For me, it started with Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back then at BVB, that they didn’t want to come to training anymore. That would have been unthinkable in our time back then. But today the players sign one or two contracts and are well provided for,” says Müller.

“He should keep his head down”

The double winner with Cologne in 1978 has no sympathy for Modeste in particular: “He should be grateful for what he has in Cologne. Back then, he left Cologne and went to China, then to St. Etienne and wasn’t happy there. Now coach Steffen Baumgart has fixed him up again. He has also done a great job, played well and scored goals. I think he should keep his head down.”

Born in Offenbach, Müller, still the Bundesliga record scorer with six goals in one game, is also puzzled by Lewandowski’s actions: “I don’t know what happened there. With Brazzo (Bayern’s sports director Hasan Salihamidzic) and Kahn. Something serious must have happened. You should sit down with a player like that. It’s like a marriage. And there are partnerships of convenience?”