FC Bayern München forward Thomas Müller cannot wait to take to the field at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis on Friday, as Germany get a taste of what they can expect at UEFA EURO 2016 next summer.

Müller has already played at the venue of next summer's final before and he would have no qualms about appearing there again next July, but the priority this Friday is to enjoy the occasion. "Of course it's nice to play against great opponents in such a big stadium," Müller said. "I've played there once before and it was a great game.

"We want to have fun and soak up the atmosphere, but we're not thinking that it has anything to do with the European Championship."

Double Dutch

Müller is at least a candidate to play in next summer's showpiece, unlike his Bayern club-mate Arjen Robben. The Netherlands will be Germany's next opponents in Hanover on Tuesday, but there is no chance of the sides meeting in France next year with the Dutch surprisingly failing to qualify.

That has made Robben the butt of plenty of jokes in the Bayern dressing room, with Müller admitting that no mercy has been shown. "If not now, then when?" Müller said with a smile. "You've got to take advantage – who knows how things will be in a few years?"