Müller’s role can be described as an attacking all-rounder, a player able to play in a variety of forward positions. As he came through the youth system, he was seen primarily as a midfielder, but since breaking into the first-team he has been used in more forward roles. Both Bayern Munich and the Germany national team usually play a 4–2–3–1 formation, and Müller is most often part of the three attacking midfielders behind the central striker. He can play in any of the attacking midfield roles but usually plays in the centre for Bayern, and on the right for Germany. He has been used as an out-and-out striker on occasion. Although he lacks physical strength, Müller has been praised for his maturity, pace, technique, awareness, tactical intelligence, and positioning. He has been particularly noted for his composure; Germany manager Joachim Löw said he is “impervious to pressure” and former Bayern manager Louis van Gaal said he has tremendous mental strength. A consistent scorer and creator of goals, he describes himself as a player who can find gaps in the opposition defence but not particularly good at dribbling or one-on-ones. Müller describes this role as Raumdeuter, a term that translates to “interpreter of space” (cf. Traumdeuter, “dream interpreter”). During 2014 World Cup, Germany manager Joachim Löw stated that Müller “is a very unorthodox player and you can’t really predict his lines of running, but he has one aim and that is ‘how can I score a goal?”.