Lothar Matthäus: “Miller is great, Ballack is no longer needed”
Mr Matthew, what do you say to the whole round appearance of the DFB-team in South Africa? Lothar Matthäus: The team has practiced for long stretches of a strong and refreshing football and millions of enthusiastic of fans in the fourth round against England in the quarterfinal against Argentina, but also of serious errors by the opponent profitiert.Auch tactical by your friend Diego Maradona? Lothar Matthäus: One thing is certain: The Argentines can certainly play much better, they have made it to the Germans in part very easily.
The Spaniards have again the Germans dominiert.Lothar Matthew: Absolutely. Spain played well, and Germany left no chance. We have seen clearly that interacts most of the Spanish squad for over a long period. A wheel reached into the other, there seemed automatic. Such a thing usually takes years. Then, the German team to come, but the way wrong.A path is followed with captain Michael Ballack? Lothar Matthäus: The fact is that the team has played to date, as already mentioned a very strong tournament. Thus, if you add up one plus one, the engagement of Michael Ballack is no longer urgently needed. Ultimately, the decision not me, but only the national coach, however.
“Thomas Mueller has a great future,” Which German player has impressed you most? Lothar Matthäus: Thomas Müller! The boy was playing a year ago in the third League. And now he boasts in a World Cup in a very large, achieved goals and prepares them even on the assembly line. This is evidence of very large class. Mueller is undoubtedly a great future for you bevor.Wer is the big favorite for the title “Player of the Tournament”? Lothar Matthäus: I say the top player of the tournament, will ultimately be a world champion. Bastian Schweinsteiger has certainly also partly filled with great and made his class to the test. But ultimately it was lacking in the last little bit, about the gates. Very hot candidates are the Dutchman Robben and Sneijder in particular. On the Spanish side I see striker Villa. It is a pleasure to watch him playing football. In short, a striker, as everyone wants to coach.
In addition to these flyers, but it was also the World Cup of the fallen favorites. Above all, world champions Italy and France played a horror whose Vice-World Cup to forget. What are the causes? Lothar Matthäus: In Italy it is very clear so that it will have failed those responsible for the world title in 2006 to make a clean break. The team seemed to me neither fresh nor for success. Sorry – that was only a shadow of Italy’s former tournaments. For the French it was a long and sluggish process. However, all moor at Domenech would be wrong. Also all players must question herself and her character. Again, a new beginning is absolutely necessary. “Cameroon will definitely have me”
Now just about you, Mr Matthew. Various media reported recently that you are facing a commitment as coach of Cameroon. Is there any truth in these reports? Lothar Matthäus: It is definitely a way that will have me as Cameroon coach. I stand with the association in charge in contact, the next few weeks will show whether there is an activity on my part.
You will not be able to hear the question. I ask anyway: Why did you Lothar Matthäus never experienced as a coach in Germany? Lothar Matthäus: This question must turn on the 18 managers and sports directors of the Bundesliga. These are probably the reasons haben.Last but not least. Who will be champion? Lothar Matthäus: precisely because of the excellent game against Germany, I say, Spain’s all! Xavi, Iniesta and Villa – this is currently simply the ne plus ultra of world football.