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Name Stefan Effenberg
Gender Male
Ethnic German
Job German Footballer
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Org Germany National Team
Club as Player Bayern Munich

2013 10 26 Retrieve

[Stefan Effenberg criticising Pep Guardiola ordering Arjen Robben, who was preparing to take a penalty, to hand the responsibility to Thomas Muller] You don’t want to go through something like this in front of 80,000 people. You have the ball in your hands and are ready to take a spot-kick, full of confidence, and then your coach steps up like a schoolteacher telling you to give it to Muller. That’s very bitter for any player and a bad situation to be in. You have to explain these kinds of decisions as a coach. You’re obliged to do that. You cannot just say, ‘I’m the coach and I make the decisions’

2019 08 15 Retrieve

[Stefan Effenberg says Philippe Coutinho represents a risk that Bayern Munich do not need to take with Mario Mandzukic a more suitable option for a club looking to land the Champions League crown] Coutinho knows neither the Bundesliga nor coach [Niko] Kovac, he speaks no German and is at a top Spanish club but not a regular player. He has completed just eight of 38 Primera Division games over 90 minutes, scoring five goals and assisting two. Coutinho has great qualities, but a transfer for Bayern would be a risk. Bayern needs someone who can help immediately, does not need any time to adjust, is not a risk. And there’s a better solution than Coutinho in my view

Mandzukic would be the second absolute top transfer [after Perisic], who would help to bring Bayern back to where they wants to go - in the top group of Europe. Bayern would suddenly have another chance at winning the Champions League and we would not have to talk about Leroy Sane or Timo Werner. He has great experience, knows the Bundesliga and coach Kovac very well. He is rarely or never injured. And he stands for mentality and a self-sacrificing game. That’s what I love about him, that has always impressed me. Mandzukic is still hungry. He would be very helpful for two or three years

2020 05 24 Retrieve

[Ex-Bayern and Germany midfielder Stefan Effenberg, meanwhile, says it is unfortunate that the Bundesliga giants cannot find a place for Gotze] Unfortunately, there is no place in the current BVB system for Mario Gotze. I think Gotze is an outstanding footballer. His biggest drawback is the pace. In the 3-4-3 system of BVB, Favre wants to have speed. Gotze does not have it compared to Jadon Sancho or Marco Reus