Gala evening 14.7
Gala evening 14.7
Franz Beckenbauer has labelled Bayern Munich attacker Franck Ribery ”a phenomenon” on the back of Sunday’s match-winning performance against Schalke.
Just a few days after turning in a disappointing display against Basel in the Champions League, the France international netted both goals as the Bavarians returned to winning ways with a 2-0 triumph.
Beckenbauer was enthused by Ribery’s performance and felt that the winger’s heroics against Schalke underlined that he is best deployed on the left-hand side.
“He’s a phenomenon,” the former Germany international told tz-online. “How can it happen that he runs so much? His style of play is such that it should be exhausting: he is constantly in duels.
“And it was seen that so many attacks went down the left. This is a sign that it’s where he plays best.
“He does decidedly more running on the left as opposed to the right.”
Beckenbauer also took some encouragement out of the performance of Arjen Robben, who has not been at his dynamic best of late.
“There were a couple of situations where he tried to bring his team-mates into play when it would have been better for him to try to finish himself.
“But he is an experienced guy and he will find the middle ground again soon.”
We know the Goal Mondays haven’t exactly been consistant (my fault, sorry!), but hey, they’re still happening!
Yesterday was Der Kaiser’s birthday, so there’s no better way to celebrate than to post a goal by the legendary Franz Beckenbauer himself.
On January 26th, 1974, Bayern took on a league game vs Hertha Berlin. A foul in the 36th minute gave way to one of Beckenbauer’s many impeccable free kicks.
The game ended with a convincing 3-1 to Bayern. Not surprising, as this was one of Bayern’s best seasons to date.