One of the main orchestrators behind the recent resurrection and makeover of the German national team, Sammer has taken over from Christian Nerlinger.
What a difference three games make. Only two or three weeks ago, Bayern Munich were said to be in the middle of a crisis. Three games and twenty goals later, and normality is near to being restored in Munich.
There is no greater example of that overused Germanicism “Schadenfreude” than the unadulterated glee with which Germany greets the misfortunes of FC Bayern.
As the World Cup final approaches, the tournament’s perceived success seems to be growing. Before the semi-finals there was a lot of ‘worst ever’ sentiment which personally I think was unfair. There was a strong run by an unfancied team in Uruguay, and the semi-finals showed four teams playing some fantastic football. New stars have [...]
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