Dortmund, Strobelallee. Stadion Rote Erde. At the bench for football dreamers again.
It worked last week and because of that it couldn’t be so wrong this week to make a visit at the Hans-Tilkowski-Memorial-Bench. Hans Tilkowski was the goalkeeper of Borussia Dortmund in the 60s and from here you have a perfect view to the place he worked. He liked to play against the sunset with a cap on. Of course this worked only in one halftime, in the other halftime he was forced to stand in the other goal.
Hans played for Germany in Wembley 1966. The game in which the ball wasn’t in. Because of that, here in Dortmund, we love those things, he became an all-time-hero.
Today is matchday and it’s the 4th semi-final in the Worldcup for Germany in a row. Titles from the three Worldcups before: 0 -.-
Gary Lineker is completely wrong. His rule is only valid concerning matches against England. When England plays against Germany, they are so nervous meanwhile, that the easiest things don’t work anymore. But unfortunately we don’t play against England today.
Germany has this problem with Italy, in the stadium in the background we played the semi-final in 2006 - and lost as always. I remember this lousy evening quite well. I mean, we are friended nations and it would be perhaps a nice gesture to let us win, at least every 40 years or so. But not the Italians. 2 shots - 2 goals. Over. It seems they live for that.
Today against Brazil. Nothing to lose, I would say. The mood in the country is quite relaxed, we would be happy if we win, but it would be no katastrophe, when we lose.
The statistics against Brazil so far: Crappy.
21 games. 4 wins, 5 draws, 12 losses. -.-
We played the final in 2002 against Brazil. Of course we lost. -.- Ronaldo had this strange haircut in the match, but also that didn’t help.