Friday, August 20, 2010
Apart from winning the Bundesliga and the DFB Cup with Bayern Munchen and the UEFA Champions League Final, Louis van Gaal also made several other contribution; the one that really pleases the DFB staffs and their current national team coach, Joachim Lowe; unearthing hidden talents of the Bayern Munchen's young German talents and revitalising Bastian Schweinsteiger's. Youngsters like Holger Badstuber and Thomas Muller has been given a chance to shine and they took their chance with both feet.Look at Thomas Muller now,he just won FIFA World Cup Golden Boot last summer.
Secondly, Bastian Schweinsteiger's revitalisation has come when Louis van Gaal played him back in his original position;centre-midfield.If you could remember, back in 2004, Bastian Schweinsteiger do played a defensive role in midfield,it is only when Felix Magath take charge of Bayern Munchen, did Bastian Schweinsteiger plays in an attacking role,in which the times when he often played under par.Luckily current coach Louis van Gaal noticed this and decided to do some experimenting with his team and let Bastian Schweinsteiger partnered team Captain Mark Van Bommel in centre of midfield.The position swap work and Bastian Schweinsteiger really shone throughout the season and put on an impressive performance for club and country.
The really best part of this story is the future of German football.Many of the great footballing nation struggled to find replacement for their aging veterans and many still relying on their more experienced but aging stars in their team; however, one thing is certain, many coaches in Germany are like Louis Van Gaal, mainly because they do not have a financial resources of Bayern's stature;using players from the their youth academy or preference of signing players under the age of 23 so that they could serve a lot longer for the club,which in long-term,promises success.Nearly all of the football club in Germany realise this,even a professional ones; they all decided to improve their youth academy programme and moulding the youngsters into super-athletes of the future. People like Louis van Gaal deserves a big and positive remarks from coaches and footballing association across the world for his advocate.
Sunday, July 04, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
South Africa's player of the tournament,Siphiwe Tshabalala does look like Lil' Wayne,with size to match,minus the tattoos and piercing.While he makes the South African tick,Lil' Wayne get locked up for illegal firearm possession.
There is a quote,'the ball is round,anything can happen'.In this year's FIFA World Cup 2010 was no different;Italy was knocked out today when they lost to Slovakia 3-2.Slovakian hero Robert Vittek scored 2 goals(25th,73rd minute) and Kamil Kopunek 89th minute strike ensures Italian Antonio Di Natale's (81st minute) and Fabio Quagliarella injury time goal in 92nd minute meant nothing for the reigning World Cup winners,who now bow out of the tournament.Slovakia will marched on to the 2nd round with the group winner Paraguay who drew 0-0 against New Zealand.
In another FIFA World Cup 2010 top shock is, France's early exit in bizarre fashion and South Africa's history as the first host to be knocked out in the first round.At least they got a better team spirit and having the chance to prove they will not go down without a fight.French villain Nicolas Anelka once again getting too over his head when he criticised the French National Team coach,Raymond Domenech's tactics during the half-time in a match against Mexico,in which they lost 2-0.He was later sent home by the French Football Federation,and this spark a training ground bust-up between the entire French football team and Raymond Domenech as the entire squad member boycotted a training session held by the coach,enacting their own movement of mutiny/treason against their coach.Of course,Raymond Domenech's tactic was perceived as cautious and 'play-it-safe' principle despite French's abundant of attacking and creative talent. His hostility against the media and him disallowing his players from signing autographs and getting close to the fans plus the squad's disarrays on and off the pitch makes his coaching method were considered critical at best.Lost of desire and confusion regarding the match tactics was the squad's complains last year.What about this year?Well,Patrice Evra said he will reveal the answer from his perspective real soon.We just have to wait.