to be honest, i want to go back to 2010 so badly.
We all saw each other in here in 2006 and it was already great back then, but now we finally won the cup and earned that 4th star. Thank you for the support! Thank you!
“It would be unfair of us not saying thank you once you did it as well. Thank you so much for this past month in Brazil. From Santa Cruz Cabrália to Rio de Janeiro. Thank you for your professionalism, humility and for your modesty. Thank you for Podolski’s charisma, the most Brazilian German in the world. Thank you for the 7:1 because it was a lesson to our own arrogance. Arrogance you didn’t show back in 2002. You accepted your defeat and worked hard to be on top again. It wasn’t luck. At all. Our people did the best they could to welcome you in the best way possible and I believe we made it. We just didn’t expect you to be this terrific to us. The picture above is the one I believe to be the most symbolic of your stay here: Podolski hugging a local child, from the Civic School of Cabrália, who they’ll continue to be assisting until 2018. Another “golaço” they have scored around here. That child’s hug represents the hug that 200 million Brazilians would like to give every single one of you right now. Once again, it would be unfair of us letting you go without saying thank you. Obrigado! Or even better, Dankeschön!”– Brazilian sports page thank the Germans. [x]
Fair Play at its finest :”””’)
Philipp Lahm’s official statement in full
Dear friends of football,
During the last season I have made the decision to quit my international career after the World Cup. I told Jogi Löw about this during the breakfast on Monday. I am happy and thankful that the end of my international career coincided with the win of the World Cup in Brazil.
This morning I said goodbye to DFB’s president Wolfgang Niersbach and thanked him in place of the whole coaching team around Joachim Löw, Hansi Flick, Andy Köpke and team manager Oliver Bierhoff for the great teamwork during the last ten years.
I have been on vacation for three days and thus have time to end my international career mentally.
Thank you so much for a wonderful time,
Translated by me, read the German text here.
Danke Philip! You will be missed :”)
According to Bild, Philipp Lahm will anounce the end of his international career. This means, that he will resign as captain of the national team, but will of course continue to play for Bayern München. As soon as there is an official statement from Philipp, I will post/translate it, but this is the only info available at this moment.
OH MY GOD. :O