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Gary Kagelmacher:’It’d be a great challenge for me to play in Germany’

by Niklas Wildhagen

The summer transfer window is getting closer, and most of the teams in the Bundesliga are planning their squads ahead of next season. AS Monaco central defender Gary Kagelmacher, currently on loan at FC Valenciennes of France’s top flight, has already been linked with a move to Hannover 96 by Neue Presse. The Bundesliga Fanatic can […]

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Hans-Joachim Watzke:”We are not on the same level as Bayern”

by Stefan Buczko

Before the big game between Dortmund and Bayern BVB’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke gave his outlook on the contest between the two sides in an interview to Ruhrnachrichten. The guys from Ruhrnachrichten.de were nice enough to allow us to translate some extracts of the interview. The whole interview in German can be found here. Looking at […]

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Interview – Mario Götze on his return to the national team

by Cristian Nyari

It’s been nearly seven months since Mario Götze last made an appearance for the national team.  Bayern Munich’s big summer signing has been working hard to recover from an injury he picked up towards the end of last season that also ruled him out of the Champions League final.  Now Götze is finally rounding into […]

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An Insider’s View of DFB Pokal Sunday: FV Illertissen – Eintracht Frankfurt

by Gerry Wittmann

One of Sunday’s interesting DFB Pokal first round matches features FV Illertissen, amateur champions of Bavaria, hosting Eintracht Frankfurt, a club that bounced back from demotion two seasons ago to a surprising Europa League finish last season. In their Bundesliga return,  Armin Veh’s Eagles finished only four points short of the Bundesliga’s last Champions League […]

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Adam Szalai to Schalke, “It is up to me to seize the opportunity”

by Cristian Nyari

After much speculations and rumors of a move abroad, one of the Bundesliga’s most sought after strikers, Adam Szalai, completed his move to Schalke this week.  The 25-year-old Hungarian underwent his medical in Gelsenkirchen on Thursday following a reported transfer of eight million Euros from Mainz. Szalai is Schalke’s third signing after Felipe Santana and […]

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Interview – Joachim Löw and Jürgen Klinsmann

by Cristian Nyari

Two old acquaintances will meet in Washington’s RFK stadium on Sunday (kick-off 2:30 p.m. local time) as the US men’s national team play host to Germany as part of the festivities to celebrate the centenary jubilee of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Seven years ago, Joachim Löw and Jürgen Klinsmann were key actors at the 2006 […]

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Interview – Lukas Podolski on Germany’s US Trip and the team’s newcomers

by Cristian Nyari

Playing against Ecuador in Boca Raton’s FAU Stadium on Wednesday and scoring twice in that match, Lukas Podolski has brought his tally of caps up to 109, with a total of 46 goals to his name. Talking to DFB.de-writer Steffen Lüdeke, the Arsenal FC forward takes stock of the national team’s U.S. trip so far and offers […]

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Exclusive Interview with Toni Padilla (Part II)

by Aleix Gwilliam

Here is the second part of the two-part Bundesliga Fanatic exclusive interview with Catalan journalist Toni Padilla, who will be talking to us about the Bayern-Barça tie, Guardiola and Arjen Robben among many other things.  Part I Toni Padilla, Catalan journalist who is chief sports editor for Catalan newspaper ARA and co-editor of the excellent […]

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Exclusive Interview with Toni Padilla (Part I)

by Aleix Gwilliam

Toni Padilla, Catalan journalist who is chief sports editor for Catalan newspaper ARA and co-editor of the excellent Spanish football magazine Panenka, talked to the Bundesliga Fanatic about Barcelona’s upcoming Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich.   Bundesliga Fanatic: What was the reaction by fans and media in Barcelona to have Bayern as a semi-final opponent? Toni […]

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Exclusive Interview – Bayern Munich and Kaiserslautern’s Mitchell Weiser

by Niklas Wildhagen

Mitchell Weiser’s move from 1. FC Köln to Bayern München raised a few eyebrows around Germany.  The youngster was, after all, only 18-years-old when he decided to leave the Billy Goats and to join the German record champions. The Bundesliga Fanatic caught up with Weiser, who celebrates his 19th birthday this Sunday and is currently […]

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