Muller display inspired by new-born foal

Thomas Muller has revealed that his impressive display against Freiburg was inspired by a new addition to the family.

Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller   -  Bongarts

Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller turned his attention from goals to foals after Sunday's 4-0 thumping of Freiburg.

The forward enjoyed a fruitful evening at the Schwarzwald-Stadion, scoring one and forcing Alexander Schwolow into an own goal, as Jupp Heynckes' side opened up a 20-point lead at the Bundesliga summit.

After the game, the 28-year-old explained that there was an unlikely reason behind his sparkling display - the birth of a foal.

He said: "I was definitely geed up today. My first foal of the season was born into the world last night. I feel as though I have become a father!"

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