Jun 16, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Germany
4-0
Portugal
Muller (11' pen., 45', 78'), Hummels (31')
FT(HT: 3-0)

Pereira (10')
Pepe (36')

Thomas Muller delighted with "fantastic" start to campaign

Thomas Muller admits that it was "fantastic" to start his World Cup with a hat-trick in the victory over Portugal.

Thomas Muller has admitted that it was "fantastic" to begin his World Cup with a hat-trick in the 4-0 victory over Portugal on Monday.

Germany took full advantage of the numerical advantage after Pepe was sent off in the first half, and Muller was keen to stress that his experience in previous tournaments has prepared him for this summer.

"I've been involved in the last three major tournaments so I'm used to the pressure," the Bayern Munich forward told reporters.

"But to score three goals in one game - that's pretty amazing, and the goals just got better and better. It's fantastic, but the merit also goes to the rest of the team."

Germany continue their bid to reach the knockout stages against Ghana on Saturday.

Thomas Muller celebrates scoring his hattrick for Germany in their World Cup opening game against Portugal on June 16, 2014.
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