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Hakan Çalhanoglu speaks up in a memorable interview

by Niklas Wildhagen

The German TV-Show Das Aktuelle Sportstudio has been on the air since 1963. In the beginning, the minds behind the concept tried whatever they saw fit, producing some of the most memorable moments in the history of German sports journalism. Over the years, however, the program has drifted into a feel good show more concerned […]

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Exclusive Interview: Dominik Stroh-Engel

by Aleix Gwilliam

Two games into the season and Darmstadt sit comfortably in sixth position in the 2. Bundesliga, would be 1st had it not been for a late, late Ingolstadt equaliser last weekend. It was partly thanks to the goals of new striker Dominik Stroh-Engel which enabled the Lilies to earn an unlikely promotion and the 6 […]

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The Miracle of Bern: Interview with Horst Eckel

by Kai Dambach

Horst Eckel is one of the two last surviving members of the starting eleven for the 1954 World Cup winning West German squad. This moment, known as Das Wunder von Bern (the Miracle of Bern) in Germany, was arguably Germany’s greatest sporting moment. Without a national league, and less than a decade removed from the […]

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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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