"He hasn't said anything to me," Orobitg said. "In any case, it's not something that we are considering at the moment. The Premier League is a big possibility.
"Pep will make a decision in two or three months' time. Everything remains a possibility, including a sabbatical year."
PunkCapitalist wrote:Fees the troll do not.
Dumbledore7 wrote:What I can remember from the WC final are an underperforming Kroos and an outstanding Schweinsteiger. Fast forward 2 years, the latter would have become a spent force, having won a World Cup, becoming much older and crippled with even more injuries. When there's a decline in the team, I'm not sure I can attribute this simply to players being in different teams.
Well first off, I'm sure you'll appreciate that losing Lahm doesn't just mean losing one quality player. You're talking about one of the best players the world has ever seen. Secondly, simply by looking at the teamsheet during and after the World Cup, yes, I'm absolutely sure there's a loss in quality. Germany were never a complete team (lacked a top LB during the World Cup), but no other team were; Spain and Brazil were lacking a striker, Argentina lacking a midfield and I can go on. Euro 2016 will be a hell lot more difficult based on overall quality alone.
I acknowledge that players playing together more often would make a difference, yes, but we're talking about people who are meant to be world class football players and a WC-winning coach. They have to figure the damn thing out. A simple "Basti is in decline" would've been a better excuse than a "Bayern block" waffle.
I perfectly believe that people can say Pep's tenure at Bayern would have a definite effect on the German NT. It's something you can easily have a discussion about, whether you agree or not. You're one of the more intelligent people in this forum and you didn't say it yourself explicitly, so I hope you don't really agree with JANCKER's "it's all Pep's fault" bullshit?
bastos80 wrote:Would you tell me what exactly is speaking for Rode and against Can, if Can "is not yet there" ?
Rode is ? Emre Can is a regular for Liverpool while Rode is getting minutes in garbage time or against Darmstadt & Co.
Anyways I think Gündogan and Kroos will be there long enough when Schweinsteiger is gone.
I really don't care what "Americans" consider "good references" (and before someone starts complaining or crying "racism", that would be the same if it were British, French, Italians or Germans who don't consider a source " good reference").
I realize Whitney isn't rated here, but I find his articles spot on quite frequently. As I do in this case. Of course I could try to find the German articles that said more or less the same. Except that would require me to invest more time, and many readers here can't read German.
Exactly what is it about those two articles that you find untenable? Apart from them having been published by B/R.
pyrasur wrote:I was merely pointing out for non Americans that BR is pretty bad considering it's (I assume) an American site. I assume you are German so I assume you aren't familiar with its reputation.
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