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Muller warns Mainz team-mates

26 August 2013 16:57

Mainz winger Nicolai Muller has warned his team-mates not to get carried away with their impressive start to the Bundesliga season.

Thomas Tuchel's men are one of four teams with 100 per cent records, with Muller scoring four times in their three games.

However, despite their strong start to the campaign, Muller feels the real test of the squad's credentials will come when they go behind in a game - a predicament they have not yet faced.

"Mainz 05 are not a club who can simply presume that they will have nine points after just three games," he told Bundesliga.com.

"We’re very stable, but so far this season, we’ve always managed to take the lead. Let’s just see how we deal with going behind in a game."

Muller scored the second goal in Mainz's 2-0 win over Wolfsburg at the Coface Arena on Saturday.

The 25-year-old, who joined the club from Greuther Furth in 2011, believes his current run of form is coming naturally and playing in the Bundesliga is bringing the best out of him.

"At the moment, I don’t have to think much when I shoot. I’m just hitting the ball really well," he said.

" I’m enjoying the moment, being here in one of the strongest leagues in the world. I needed four attempts today, but I never let my head drop."

Mainz's next fixture sees them take on Hannover at the HDI-Arena with Mirko Slomka's men in sixth, having lost one of their opening three games.

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Info

Competition
Bundesliga
Date
31 August 2013
Game week
4
Kick-off
15:30
Half-time
2 - 1
Full-time
4 - 1
Venue
HDI-Arena (Hannover)
Attendance
38600

Goals

0 - 1
12' N. Müller
 (assist by Z. Pospěch)
M. Diouf 31'
(assist by L. Stindl) 
1 - 1
A. Sobiech 37'
(assist by L. Stindl) 
2 - 1
D. Ya Konan 80'
(assist by L. Bittencourt) 
3 - 1
E. Prib 82'
(assist by L. Andreasen) 
4 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
25
18 36'
4 88'
5
2
28
7 82'
15
39 31'
9 37'
Coach: M. Slomka

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
32 50'
11 80'
19
3
8
13
14
# Player Bookings
10
31
9
19
26
29
30

Sunday 21 September

Saturday 20 September

23:48
23:37
23:28
23:27
23:18
23:18
22:49
22:42
22:29
22:21
22:19
21:58
21:54
21:51
21:31
21:09
21:04
20:53
20:52
20:45
20:41
20:09
20:00
19:55
19:49
19:37
19:29
19:20
19:11
18:57
18:26
18:09
18:03
18:01
18:00
17:52
17:26
17:20
17:08
15:46
15:40
15:22
15:16
15:08
14:58
14:07
12:42
12:09
11:34
11:03
07:13
05:19
04:04
03:20
02:42
01:31

Friday 19 September

23:17
23:13
22:42
22:42
22:20
21:48
21:17
21:09
20:47
19:51
19:48
19:21
19:18
18:58
18:53
18:51
18:33
18:25
18:13
17:38
17:16
17:10
16:51
16:51
16:43
16:37
16:16
16:01
15:53
15:32
15:08
15:00
14:44
14:09
13:58
13:17
13:15
13:02
12:45
12:30
12:11
11:56
11:10
10:34
10:19
10:15
09:57
09:49
09:18
08:09
07:28
06:51
06:20
06:09
05:21
05:14
04:39
04:22
04:10
03:27
02:34
02:31
02:04
01:23
00:59
00:59
00:42

Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 4 +5 8
2 4 +4 8
3 4 +4 8
4 4 +3 8
5 3 +4 7
6 4 +1 7
7 4 +0 6
8 4 -1 6
9 3 +3 5
10 3 +2 5
11 4 +0 5
12 4 -2 3
13 3 -1 2
14 4 -3 2
15 4 -4 2
16 4 -4 2
17 4 -5 2
18 4 -6 1

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