Posts Tagged ‘Football’

Franz Beckenbauer’s Champions League predictions went disastrously wrong

Tuesday, 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. (more…)

Franz Beckenbauer isn’t happy in seeing Guardiola leave

Thursday, 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.” (more…)

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

Saturday, 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.” (more…)

Dante is regarded to be a solid player

Monday, 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. (more…)

Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal knocked out of Champions League

Monday, 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. (more…)

Franz Beckenbauer feels about Xherdan will leave Club in January

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer believes that winger Xherdan Shaqiri will be allowed to leave the club in the January transfer window.

The future of the Swiss international has been on the much speculation with many reports linking him to remain league clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United.Shaqiri is expected to cost around £ 15 million, but he has the potential to become much bigger than that. The 23-year-old was one of the players who impressed at the World Cup 2014 with Switzerland, but he has been starved of game time at Bayern Munich due to competition from the likes of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery who play in his position as well.

It is not certain that a Premier League club will sign him given that he is attracting attention from the likes of Inter Milan, who may be prepared to offer more first-team opportunities. Playing regularly is the important thing forShaqiri at the moment. (more…)

Franz Beckenbauer – Germany’s Legendary Football Icon

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Video clip Ranking: 5 / five

GER vs. ESP – Kaymer vs. Garcia Football Challenge

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Movie Score: four / five

Beckenbauer calls for investment as 1860 Munich face bankruptcy #germany #bayernmunich #munich #football #soccer

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Beckenbauer calls for investment as 1860 Munich confront bankruptcy #germany #bayernmunich #munich #football #soccer – by insidewldftball (InsideWorldFootball)

@DaviddeCorran Schwarzer should be a Beckenbauer figure for Australian football admin – if he has a passion for it – ppl love him.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

@DaviddeCorran Schwarzer need to be a Beckenbauer figure for Australian football admin – if he has a passion for it – ppl adore him. – by Roucek (Michal Roucek)