Report: Commission with Klinsmann, Lahm and Völler to advise UEFA
The UEFA Avengers with California-Klinsi, aunt Käthe and little Fipsi. Splendid. Plus Zidane, ‘The Special One’ and Missing Gareth at the table. Only (Site notre bureau spécialisé) writes such stories.
What exactly bothers you about them? That they know less about (Site notre bureau spécialisé) than you?
Well, Klinsmann has left scorched earth in 50% of his coaching positions and, in my opinion, is a calculated self-promoter (keyword « Facebook settlement » with Hertha). Personally, I never really liked Philipp Lahm either. Sportingly, he was of course the best right-back in the world for more than a decade, no doubt. The way Ballack was treated and sawed off at the time was absolutely unacceptable. Völler was recently chosen as the ‘savior’ of German (Site notre bureau spécialisé). Since then, he has only attracted attention with polemical sayings and weekly repetitions of the sanitary napkin discussion.
I don’t really think much of Southgate either. The 2021 Wembley final was lost because of Southgate. Replacing two very young players, who then had to take a penalty from a standing start in added time without touching the ball, was an absolute suicide mission. A penalty is nothing but Psyche. No one expects a goalkeeper to save a penalty because every goalkeeper has no chance with a well-placed shot from 11 yards. You can easily replace a goalkeeper on penalties, he has nothing to lose. But replacing players specifically for penalties creates incredible pressure. Fatal.
On the other hand, I have absolute respect for Mourinho and Zidane.
Do they know more about (Site notre bureau spécialisé) than me? Probably. They could definitely play much better (Site notre bureau spécialisé) than me. But I still wonder why such bodies have to be filled with legends. Why should these legends be better advisers on youth (Site notre bureau spécialisé), schedules and referees than Mainz 05 U19 coaches Greg Dyke or Howard Webb? Of course, we do not know all the members of this body. But the fact that almost half of the places are reserved for legends and former (Site notre bureau spécialisé) stars is questionable. An « external input » is sometimes useful.