Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Lothar Matthaus Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I want to show people how I really am. Most people are only familiar with some of the headlines.
I always say that if you stay with a good coach, the relationship between him and his team becomes like a family: he becomes a father with his children.
You can be the best coach in the world, but if you don’t have the players, you cannot get results.
The start of Bundesliga season is always exciting, as it’s a fresh start for all teams fighting for the title.
Nobody needs to talk about the history of Manchester United because everybody knows it.
Back in my days, my favorite opponent was Diego Maradona.
Nolito is not a left winger – he is a central player.
Important in a big tournament is how you start. With a great match at the start, you can distance yourself from the unrest from outside. And it increases the respect among opponents.
Klopp knows how to motivate players. He speaks to them individually, gets their confidence up, makes them believe and grow in quality. He makes his players feel happy. And they then take that happiness onto the field. He builds that into them.
When teams train now, it is about what they do with the ball and, if they lose it, how quickly they press to win it back.
I like to travel, and I’m always ready for a new experience.
If Messi is on top form, then his team can win everything.
Andres Iniesta is the magic man, not just for Barcelona but also for Spain.
I’m proud I was first to be named World Player of the Year, in 1991.
To speak of Mexico ’86, I can make it short and speak only of Maradona. I never saw a player who dominated a World Cup like he did in ’86.
I think football is football, politics is politics.
I’m always pretty cautious when people say that one player could single-handedly help his side to a trophy.
Muller isn’t a number seven, a number nine, nor a number 10. He is everything and in between.
Soccer is the main sport in Mexico; it’s very important for the Mexican people. It’s their passion – it’s their religion – and Mexican football was always one of the best in the world.
When Messi gets the chance to go one against one, he is very difficult to stop on his own.
I always thought I’d be a coach, but I’m still open to everything.
When Messi has the ball centrally, with time, he has so many options to hurt you.
Muller is part No. 7 and part No. 9, a second striker. But in Ancelotti’s system, there is no room for that type of player.
Bayern fulfilled every wish, no matter what Guardiola wanted: the players, the coaches, and even the doctors. He caused much disturbance off the field. But he is one of the best coaches on the planet.
I love Mbappe. He is so quick, carries the ball so fast, and can run the length of the pitch.
One day I’d like to show what I can do as a coach in Germany. But I won’t bend over backwards for a job in the Bundesliga and lock myself in my house for 24 hours just to win other people’s approval.
Pep is not the best coach in the world. I prefer Mourinho. He is the No.1, because Mourinho is more transparent and more direct than Guardiola.
Mexico and Italy are countries where you can almost taste the atmosphere from the teeming stands when you’re on the field, and that’s a real motivation for a player.
Diego Simeone, the coach from Atletico Madrid, was a very strong player as a midfielder.
If there’s one thing that fans like to see, it’s a player who can run at full speed towards the goal.
No single player can stop Antoine Griezmann on his own.
People talk about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but you need an Iniesta to win the big titles.
Lewandowski really is an exceptional player.
The best day of my career was probably winning the World Cup!
It is possible to stop Messi. Teams do it when he plays for Argentina. But the Barcelona Messi is different.
I have always loved football! Of course, you have sometimes difficult times with injuries, defeats, etc., but this is part of the sport.
I love Paul Pogba.
Niko Kovac had to understand the system inside Bayern, to realise that this is a very different club to Eintracht Frankfurt, where he was before.
Maradona, yes! Diego was very fast, with good skills and brilliant dribbling. Many players are fast but cannot control the ball, but he was amazing.
You cannot always blame others if things go wrong.
I often have the feeling that Ozil does not feel comfortable in the Germany jersey, that he is not free, almost as if he does not want to play at all. There is no heart, no joy, no passion.
I’m actually a very simple person. A very normal man.
Toni Kroos leaving the German national team would hurt me very much.
I wouldn’t want to play as left forward if I normally play right-back.
If someone plays six World Cups, they deserve to be congratulated.
When I was a player, and since then, we have never been so snobbish as to go into a tournament saying, ‘We will win this World Cup.’ We aren’t like that.
Asian players have more in common with the Bundesliga than with Italian or Spanish leagues because they are wedded to the team cause, are hard-working and disciplined.
I had very good players around me in the team, like in the German national team. Andreas Brehme was one of my best partners in the team because he had good eyes; he could always hit the best ball.
Normally, the coach does not like to make changes that are not necessary – because a team has to find itself.
When a game runs out of your hands is when you look for someone like Pogba to hold the team together and give them rhythm, but I feel he only plays for himself.