Thomas Muller found Holland’s stunning late comeback hard to take on his 100th appearance for Germany at international level
The 29-year-old forward joined the centurions club on Monday night at the Veltins-Arena after replacing Serge Gnabry in the 66th-minute.
At the time, Germany were 2-0 up after first-half goals from Leroy Sane and Timo Werner.
And it seemed like the perfect occasion for Muller to come on and reach the landmark of 100 appearances at international level.
However, the 2010 World Cup Golden Boot winner’s joy was short-lived after Holland staged an exceptional late fightback to level the game at 2-2.
Quincy Promes was the first to score for the Dutch from the edge of the box before captain Virgil van Dijk’s 90th-minute volley found the net.
“It’s a strange feeling, as it was a positive performance – which we have been waiting a while for,” Muller told the DFB website.
“We used the momentum from the last two games and there were many positives to take from the game.
“We defended well for 82 minutes and put together some good attacks. One thing I would say is that we should have made it 3-0 and sealed the win.
“Suddenly it was 2-2 and the referee has blown for full time – it was like a horror film.
“The team didn’t deserve to not win the game, but this result is typical of our year in general.
“Ultimately we want to take the positives into our next few games. I’m certain that we are going in the right direction.”
Since debuting in March 2010, Muller has scored 38 goals and assisted 36 in 100 games for Germany.