Franz Beckenbauer’s Champions League predictions went disastrously wrong

May 10th, 2016

The club president of Bayern Munich, Franz Beckenbauer recently voiced his thoughts concerning which teams are going to win the Champions League of this season and according to the former footballer, either Barcelona or Bayern Munich were going to make it into the finals of the European competition, unfortunately for Beckenbauer none of those teams managed to reach the finals of the Champions League as both of them were knocked out in the semi-finals.

Beckenbauer revealed that he is a Barcelona fan as he enjoys the style of play from the Spanish club and that Lionel Messi is simply the best player out there right now.

“The way they Barcelona play football is very unique and entertaining, I certainly consider myself a Barcelona fan. The reason for their success has a name: Leo Messi. He is simply the best.I wish I can see Messi and his Barcelona play in Milan in the final against Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich will win 5-4 on penalties in the end though!” Bayern Munich’s Franz Beckenbauer said as he praised Lionel Messi and stated that he would like to see Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the finals. Read the rest of this entry »


April 28th, 2016

Franz Beckenbauer says he is a fan of the Catalan giants, hence he backs the team to reach the champions league final. This came as the team defeated Athletico Madrid in the 2016 quarter finals match on Tuesday.

AC Milan were the last team to win the title back to back while the tournament was in the former format. AC Milan won the titles during the 1989 – 1990 season when the three Dutchmen in Marco Van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Ruud Gullits changed Italian football.

Beckenbauer admitted he has a soft spot for Barcelona star, Leo Messi. He says he wishes to see The Blaugrana in the final come May 2016 in Milan. The Luis Enrique-led team is hoping to be the first team to successfully defend the UCL title since it was rebranded in 1992.

“The way they [Barcelona] play football is very unique and entertaining, I certainly consider myself a Barcelona fan,” said legendary World Cup winner as part as his ambassadorial role for the Football for Friendship project. The reason for their success has a name: Leo Messi. He is simply the best.” Read the rest of this entry »

Franz Beckenbauer isn’t happy in seeing Guardiola leave

January 28th, 2016

It’s been a little over 3 years since Pep Guardiola accepted the managerial position and during this 3 year stay, the Spanish manager has been able to lift a number of big titles such as: Bundelsiga, DFB Pokal, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. The Champions League is the only other real big piece of silverware that Guardiola has not sealed in the Allianz Arena but he is planning to add it to his collection in his last season in charge of the German club.

Even if Pep Guardiola is not able to secure the Champions League, the time that he has spent in charge of Bayern Munich is already considered to be a successful one, especially taking into consideration just how dominant that the German outfit has been in these past few years.

This is the last season of Guardiola as the head coach of Bayern Munich as he will be making his way out of the Allianz Arena in a few months’ time and replaced by Carlo Ancelotti, this is bittersweet news for Franz Beckenbauer as the former star of Bayern Munich unveiled his thoughts about this managerial that will be occurring at the end of the season.

“It’s a shame that Guardiola will leave Bayern. The team as it is, that’s all his work. He built this team, his thoughts and ideas are the foundation. But that’s the way it is. You cannot hold on to someone forever. And Bayern have secured the perfect replacement in Ancelotti.” Read the rest of this entry »

Bastian Schweinsteiger has rejected the criticism from club legend Franz Beckenbauer

October 2nd, 2015

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has rejected the criticism from club legend Franz Beckenbauer about his move to Manchester United.

The German international recently completed a £16 million transfer to United. It comes as a surprising news for all parties involved since Schweinsteiger was expected to retire at the Allianz Arena. However, he has chosen to move to United in order to experience a new challenge. Beckenbauer has questioned the reasoning behind a move to the Premier League where Schweinsteiger is an unknown quantity despite his pedigree with Bayern Munich and the German national team.

Schweinsteiger, though, has quoted the example set by none other than Beckenbauer himself, who moved to the MLS when he was entering into his 30s. Schweinsteiger says that he is feeling at the peak of his powers and that he is confident of proving himself at United. The 30-year-old has had been plagued by numerous fitness issues in the last couple of years. Last season was one of his poorest in terms of total appearances made. It does not seem to have improved during pre-season, as manager Louis Van Gaal criticised him of mediocre performances in the recent friendly games. Read the rest of this entry »

Franz Beckenbauer does not agree to the opinion that there has been improvement in the standard of Football

June 27th, 2015

Franz Beckenbauer does not agree to the opinion that there has been improvement in the standard of Football in the Italian top tier in the recent times.

In fact, he reckons it’s weakened.

According to Beckenbauer, just because Juventus has been able to do well in Europe, people have started believing that the club Football in Italy has revived, but, it’s not the truth.

Addressing the media in an event, Beckenbauer said, “Juventus is world class and they have shown over the last couple of seasons that they would beat any team on their day, but, on the basis of the successes that they have achieved, we can’t judge the Italian Football in general.”

“For me, Italy is still not in the top bracket. If I have to pick, I would go with Spain at the top, Germany no. 2, England no. 3 and then, you can talk about the leagues in France, Italy etc.”

“It’s nice to see that an Italian team is in the European final, but, you will have to keep in mind that Juventus is a class above the rest of the teams going around in Serie A at the moment.” Read the rest of this entry »

May 9th, 2015

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Dante is regarded to be a solid player

April 20th, 2015

The 31 year old Brazilian defender of Bayern Munich, Dante is regarded to be a solid player as he is a consistent player for the German club and has helped his club in winning 2 successive Bundesliga titles as well as a Champions League silverware during the 2012-13 season. Dante has lifted a lot more trophies with Bayern Munich in these past few years with consistently high level performances in each season.

Dante suffered a recent slip-up when performing for Bayern Munich during their Champions League match against Porto as the Brazilian defender was one of the reasons on why his club lost 1-3 after locking horns with the Portuguese club.

Bayern Munich are one of the favorites on winning the Champions League in this season but on April 15 they were shockingly defeated against Porto in the 1st leg of the quarter-finals of the European competition and Dante can be blamed for this disastrous result as he made a disastrous performance after allowing Ricardo Quaresma to pick up the ball and score the opening goal of the match.

The former star of Bayern Munich, Franz Beckenbauer had a few things to say concerning the match that was played between Bayern Munich and Porto as the retired player stated that every player in the squad of Pep Guardiola performed below their usual level but Dante was the worst of them all. Read the rest of this entry »

Franz Beckenbauer: “Ohne Dietmar Hopp hier tote Hose” | TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

April 11th, 2015

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Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal knocked out of Champions League

March 30th, 2015

Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal were all knocked out from this season’s Champions League as all of the Premier League clubs failed to make it into the quarter-finals and this has ignited a backlash towards the English sides and in the league in itself with people claiming that the top tier league in England isn’t as good as it’s being claimed.

Even in the Europa League, the Premier League clubs are not able to make it in the Round of 16 as Tottenham Hotspurs lost against Fiorentina and was knocked out, Liverpool also lost against Besiktas. The only Premier League club that managed to survive the Round of 32 was Everton but they later lost after facing off with Dynamo Kyviv.

It seems like there is a European curse which is surrounding the Premier League that is not allowing any clubs in England on competing at the big stage as they just fall short but according to the 4 times Bundesliga winner, Franz Beckbauer believes that the English clubs are not going through a crisis and it’s only something temporary.

“It is a temporary problem. I am not very happy because there are no English teams in the quarter-finals. But in Germany we are having the same debate. We almost have the same problems.We had four teams in the Champions League but only one has survived, Bayern Munich.It is temporary. Sometimes you are very unlucky and you get defeated. Next year is another year.” Former star of Bayern Munich, Franz Beckenbauer said as he voiced his opinion concerning the current situation of the Premier League clubs and their recent inability on getting into the final rounds of the European competitions in this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Franz Beckenbauer part 2

March 14th, 2015

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