I first saw [Lothar Matthäus] play at the 1990 World Cup in Italy and began to follow his career. I liked the way he played and how he acted on the field. The co-trainer of Zenit gave me his arm band. It’s a funny story, actually. After a Germany and Moldova match, he exchanged arm bands with him. When he was watching our team, he saw that I was a fan of Matthäus and he gave me the arm band. I wore two arm bands when playing at Zenit, the captains and Matthäus’. The arm band is linked to all of my personal accomplishments.
- Anatoliy Tymoshchuk on his prized possession, Lothar Matthäus’ armband.