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Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

Penalty shooting is always an uncertain affair because there is a lot of luck involved. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

Messi is a genius. He has everything. When I watch him, I see a player who is very, very, skilful, very clever and his left foot is like Diego Maradona's. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

The two designs are completely different. The first is totally futuristic, the second is more classical. You can of course get very excited about doing something completely out of the ordinary, just like the Olympic stadium in its time. But each to his or her own taste. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

Possession means nothing when the opponent takes its chances — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

If a Middle Eastern sheikh comes to buy Bayern Munich, he could buy 49 per cent. Fifty-one per cent must stay in Germany with the club. That law came about because of the developments of international football. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

Since Sven Goran Eriksson took over, England have been fantastic. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

Real Madrid is a legendary team that stands above all others and is the target of all players. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

I kept my speeches short as captain. I focused on the key points of the opposition of the day. As coach, I was never afraid to give long speeches to the players throughout our preparations. It was important they had all the information possible. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

At any rate, I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone, particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

In the World Cup, much depends for every team on how it develops during the tournament. There are always rising tensions. They come from within, and they come from the media. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

George Best was one of the most talented players of all time and probably the best footballer who never made it to a major world final. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

The World Cup tournament overall and, naturally, the new stadiums at its heart, are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location, and above all of course, as a highly capable economic location. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

We should not fool ourselves. We are not one of the world's top teams any more. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

German football is like English football. The Germans and the English do not play like a Brazilian side. They have to improve, bring up their young players, who have character. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

Rugby is a different game. There is an interruption every two minutes also in American football. Our soccer is a moving game: play, play, play, move, move - you don't interrupt. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

As someone who played a team sport, I feel a bit uncomfortable being ranked as an individual so high — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

We should not compare humans to God, but Messi is a godly player. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

He shouldn't have resigned over that game. It was not a bad performance; in fact it was quite a good one for England. I would not have resigned under those circumstances. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

Back then, a half-a-century ago, the situation was totally different. Economically, we were practically on our knees, and politically, we were still excluded from the community of nations. Today, in this respect, we have a totally different and much more stable basis. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

It's quite possible that Beckham suffers from a mental block at big tournaments — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

He has been named as the heir apparent of the great Argentine hero, Diego Maradona, by journalists, players, and Maradona himself, alike. I'd personally put him in a drawer of my bedside table. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

You know the Dutch, they're always a bit funny ... some of them. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

At the World Cup and even now at the Confederations Cup, our security provisions will ensure the greatest level of protection possible for all those participating - both inside and outside the stadiums. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

Sometimes, in the dressing room, I think I am in Hollywood, — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

The most important thing however is the money. What use would it be to us, to have a a mighty stadium but a useless team, because we couldn't afford anything better? — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

It would make me a lot happier if I could meet up again next year with as many friends as possible from all over the world who I've met during my career. That's where the great opportunity lies, for me personally, in our role as World Cup host. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

The Olympic stadium may have been built only in the early 1970s but it was clear for a long time it had no future. For many reasons it is not good enough for modern football and today's fans. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

Certainly it is a different world for players nowadays. But it depends on the individual. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Gordon Taylor

David Beckham is a patriot, and I am sure he will help in any way he can. Beckham needs to be part of any future plans to remould the England set-up. Beckham and players like him need to be integrated into the set-up in the same way that the Germans take on board former players from Beckenbauer to Rummenigge. — Gordon Taylor

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

The strong one doesn't win, the one that wins is strong. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Ron Atkinson

Beckenbauer has really gambled all his eggs. — Ron Atkinson

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

Germany needs to have a handicap, like in golf. They ought to start each match with two goals in advance to their opposition. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

Football is one of the world's best means of communication. It is impartial, apolitical and universal. Football unites people around the world every day. Young or old, players or fans, rich or poor, the game makes everyone equal, stirs the imagination, makes people happy and makes them sad — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

At least six Bayern players, who have won almost everything, are in the national squad. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

It is not the strong one that wins, the one that wins is strong. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

What FC Bayern has become is thanks to Gerd Mueller. — Franz Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer Quotes By Franz Beckenbauer

There's only one possibility: win, draw or loose. — Franz Beckenbauer