Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

Pep Guardiola says he did not take the help of a third medium

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Pep Guardiola says he did not take the help of a third medium to express his thoughts about Zlatan Ibrahimovic like the Sweden native did.

Ibrahimovic came up with a book few years back in which he disclosed many things about his Barcelona stint and why he couldn’t continue long enough there.

He was heavily critical of Guardiola in the book and seemed to be blaming him for cutting short a possible legendary Barca career.

Referring to that book before Manchester Derby which would be a battle of prestige for the two great personalities, Guardiola said, “I didn’t choose to speak through a book or something like that. I had a direct conversation with Zlatan about my requirements off him.”

Coming to the potential of the striker, the Spaniard said, “Look, no club has been at a loss with Zlatan. He has given everybody their money’s worth. When he goes to a new league, he always blossoms without taking much time and that’s why he sits in the topmost grade of Footballers.”

Another Red Devil whom Guardiola doesn’t necessarily call to say a merry Christmas is Jose Mourinho, but, the Sky Blues’ boss was in no mood to hype that rivalry either and stressed that things were actually not that sour between him and the Portuguese. (more…)

Franz Comments On Bastian’s Performance

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Franz Beckenbauer is legend by his own achievements and when he talks about others, it surely brings them under the spotlight as well.

For instance, he has been noticing the performance of Bastian Schweinsteiger and how he has helped in turning things around for his team in Euro 2016. He has been telling Bild that Bastian Schweinsteiger has definitely overcome the problems that he faced when he was at Manchester.

Joachim Low included Bastian Schweinsteiger in the squad. The player, who is about 31 years of age, is on in the summer tournament even though he has suffered from a partial tear. This has happened in his right knee as a result of playing in March. Being the Germany captain, it definitely affects the team’s games when the captain is absent due to injury. He returned last weekend for a friendly match that was played against Hungary. The game ended with Germany has victory over their opponent with a score of 2-0.


Thursday, October 17th, 2013

The manager of the German national football team, Joachim Low, has said that his side is up for its last World Cup qualifying game against Sweden despite the fact that they have already made it to the finals.

A win over Republic of Ireland on Friday secured Germany’s place in the finals and now, the game against Sweden is like a dead rubber for them, but, they are still desperately waiting for that game and there is a reason behind it. Actually, when these two sides had faced each other in October last year, the German team had gone up by 4-0 at one point of time and they were looking like winning that game comfortably, but, that didn’t happen. Things turned around. Four goals from the Swedish team in the second half equalized the proceedings and all Germany got was 1 point.

Talking to the reporters after the game against Republic of Ireland, Low said, “We all are ecstatic after making it to the finals, but, we are looking forward to the next game.”

“The last time we had played against Sweden, it was a draw and we were really disappointed by that. We want victory this time around.”

For the game against Republic of Ireland, Mario Gomez and Miroslav Klose were not available. So, Low decided to use Mesut Ozil as a striker. That move didn’t seem to be working at the start as Ozil was feeling the heat playing upfront, but, later on, the Arsenal midfielder settled down and ended up scoring a goal too.

When asked about Ozil’s performance, the Germany boss said, “We asked him to play at an unfamiliar position today and he responded pretty well. He looked really good towards the end of the game.”


Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

World Cup winner and German legend Franz Beckenbauer has said that it would be once again a repeat of Euro 2008 in the final of the Euro 2012. He has predicted that Germany will play Spain in the final of Euro 2012, with Spain once again emerging victorious in the competition.

The Euro 2008 victory for Spain marked the first major title for Spain in 44 years. They have gone on to achieve unprecedented success since then, as they have also lifted the 2010 FIFA World Cup as well. They are once again the favourites for the Euro 2012, thus making it three major trophies in a row.

Germany are close favourites as well, as they have been quite impressive in the last three major tournaments without any luck. It is due to this reason that Franz Beckenbauer believes that Germany should tried their luck along the way because without that it would be very difficult to win a major tournament. Germany have finished third, second and third in the last three major tournaments, with many recognising that it is probably Germany’s year to achieve success.

The current crop of youngsters have matured into great players according to Franz Beckenbauer, though they will have to beat a Spain team led by Fernando Torres.

‘It is fantastic when you finish second or third, but then there is always something left over. You can also win things and that is something that you can force – it comes down to mentality. It is football and anything can happen. The ball can hit the inside of the post and bounce out rather than in the goal, but if everything goes according to plan then I can see a Spain-Germany final,’ said Franz Beckenbauer ahead of the Euro 2012.

Germany face a tough group, as they are in the group containing Portugal, Netherlands and Denmark, and are confident – Lukas Podolski reckons they can go all the way according to the Arsenal news website.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2011

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1973 (November 14) Scotland 1-West Germany 1 (Friendly).avi

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

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Argentina vs West Germany – World Cup 1986 – Final – part 8/8

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

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Thursday, April 28th, 2011

RT @insidewldftball: Beckenbauer calls for investment as 1860 Munich face bankruptcy #germany (cont)

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

RT @insidewldftball: Beckenbauer calls for investment as 1860 Munich encounter bankruptcy #germany (cont) – by pohui (PO HUI KO)

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Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

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