Schweinski Parallels — Then and Now
Thomas Muller being Thomas Muller :P
“Few would ever consider describing Lahm as the best player in the world. That is a title that is exclusively the preserve of the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Neymar … It seems unfair, though, to suggest that what Lahm does somehow requires less talent, less ability. To read a game, to have the instinct to understand exactly what is about to happen in three, five, ten seconds into the future: that is a gift. To be able to tune into the subtle rhythm of a game, to perceive the pattern of play, to twist it and contort it just a little to give your side an infinitesimal advantage: that is a gift. To make what you want to happen, happen: that, too, is a gift, and it is a gift Lahm has in abundance.” - ESPN’s Rory Smith
Dear soccer friends,
Over the last season, I came to the decision to retire from international soccer after this World Cup. I informed Jogi Löw that I was retiring on Monday. I am happy and thankful that the end of my international career falls together with the win of the World Cup in Brazil. This morning I said my goodbyes to DFB-president Wolfgang Niersbach and thanked him for the great teamwork from Joachim Löw, Hansi Flick, Andy Köpke and Oliver Bierhoff as well as the whole team and all DFB-staff of the past 10 years. I’m on vacation for 3 days now and have the privacy and time to find mental closure for my international career. Thank you for the great time!
Best regards, Phillip Lahm (x)