Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller believes that a recent break from action will prove to be beneficial in the long run.
The 21-year-old, who scored five times for Germany at the World Cup, made a slow start to the new campaign and was given a rest by head coach Louis van Gaal a few weeks ago, since when he has had to settle for a place on the bench.
Muller told his club's official website: "The break has done me the world of good. Training between matches has restored my power and I've put in a couple of extra sessions to get back to top physical fitness.
"Over the long term, I want to be starting again and I think that'll be the case again soon, because I'm doing well in training as well as matches, in my opinion.
"I'm giving everything, I feel good and I'm going to make it hard for the boss to overlook me for the starting line-up."