Matthaeus, a German squad's captain who led the team to be the champion of FIFA World Cup 1990. Rose in the era of Maradona and shone in the era of Klinsmann and Van Basten. An outside-penalty-area shooter (well, I guess that's
very typical of midfielders). The first soccer player I knew. The first
soccer legend I witnessed.
Soccer is an
extremely exciting game to watch, so I want to share the excitement. If you think that
those kinds of shots in Captain Tsubasa can only be in an animation,
you're WRONG! 1990... I was a kid, but I do remember a person called David
Platt - an English player with a Tintin haircut - who did an extraordinary
overhead kick. I remember cannon balls of midfielders, shot from 1/3 of
the field length. The ones who can jump over tackler, run over half of the
field and made score with an outside-penalty-area shot - this one is
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. "Matthaeus" is originally came from "Matthäus". "ä" is a German character and is
equal to "ae" in Roman character.