Benedikt Howedes is insisting he doesn’t fear Thomas Muller ahead of Schalke’s match against Bayern Munich.
The Bayern Munich man struggled in the Euro 2016, but scored twice and set up a goal in the 3-0 win over Norway.
Nevertheless, Howedes says that his Germany team-mate’s return to form does not give him sleepless nights.
“I do not fear Muller,” Howedes told Bild. “It’s not like I am playing against him by myself.
“But we all know Bayern are the best team in Germany. We have to put in a much better performance than against Eintracht Frankfurt.”
Muller, meanwhile, has promised that Howedes he is in for a difficult game on Friday.
“Benedikt and I have been exchanging plenty of words over the past few days,” the forward added. “I can only say that we have big plans for Friday. It will not be easy for him.
“I never doubted my finishing skills. There are always moments where things don’t work out but I am calm and confident again.”