Aaaand it is over. He's gone. And with him; tears. How ironic can life get? A recent column said he walks out with titles but not love when in fact he walks out without titles - as their are the club's - and a broken heart. If he wasn't loved, he certainly loved his team back. The same column also said the leather (in the lederhosen) didn't really adhered to his skin.
Those tears speak volumes otherwise.
I really find it funny how some people think they can tell what others are feeling just by looking at them. Yesterday showed how ridiculous that line of thought can be. It was also fitting he walked out without a win but with a tie, decided in his favour by something as trivial as a penalty shutout. It goes to show you can never be the best. It shows life is tricky, and luck can be a bitch.
It also showed we are in for a tough ride. Dortmund was simply chaotic on attack, and brilliant in midfield. Bayern had to resort to two of the best defensive performances by Kimmich and Vidal to make them full stop.
This is one of the best Dortmunds ever. IN. JUST. ONE. SEASON.
With a dismal performance by Reus, contracted heavily by his defensive contribution, applause at the other side of the aisle went on to The Greek, The Twin and The Miracle Worker. Sokratis' work on Lewandowski, Bender's midfield invasion and Tuchel's build up pressing and midfield expansion speak volumes as what we can expect next.
There's only one thing to stop them even before they start: The transfer season. Tuchel, like it or not, is rising.
Anyhow bad performances by Ribéry, Lewandowski and a not so high up there Alaba have to be weighted in by those just mentioned before and of course Lahm. He has got to be the most underrated players of his generation.
So, what is the conclusion? Do we love him or do we hate him? Do we go for what we want or do we go for what we need? We need the Bundesliga, we want the CL?
Tactically this IS one of the more flexible Bayerns ever. It is, however, IMPOSSIBLE to answer one of the most difficult questions in our lifetime: How much did Bayern's drive in 2013 made Heyncke's gegenpressing - taken with a twist from Dortmund - the best team ever to beat the best team ever? There's no answer to that. As there's no answer as to what we are left with. Not until you don't have it.
Some years ago - many many years ago - we were supposed to give a speech about something personal. Half of the female population spoke of bulimia, I don't know what the men said as it got boring as hell; and then one guy spoke about his color blindness.
He said that when people asked him how he felt about not being able to distinguish one color from another he said he always replied with the same thing: He once asked a friend: "How do you like your red Ferrari?" His friend replied: "I don't know, I never had one."
What does color blindness and red Ferraris have to do with winning and tactical maneuvers on a football pitch? Nothing, It just made me realize how lucky I was to be able to distinguish between different colors.
Kimmich - Thiago - Kimmich
Kimmich -- Kimmich
Kimmich -- Hummels -- Boa --Kimmich
Kimmich with Gloves