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Jakarta Post

Bundesliga's front face Matthaus greets Indonesian fans in attempt to lure more

  • Ramadani Saputra
    Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 15, 2019   /  11:47 am
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Germany soccer legend Lothar Matthaus shows the Bundesliga trophy to journalists on Thursday during his visit to Indonesia. The purpose of Matthaus' visit is to bring Indonesian soccer aficionados closer to Bundesliga.(Antaranews,com/Asep Firmansyah)

As soon as he speaks, people will easily recognize the strong character of remarkable former German player Lothar Herbert Matthäus. His tone and facial expression tell that the figure, who was once declared the best soccer player in the world, is not afraid to speak his mind.    It was easy to see that the ambition was still there in his eyes, as he did not forget to mention the phrase “you have to improve” a few times during the briefing. One of the qualities that makes a great athlete. Matthäus, who helped Germany win the FIFA World Cup in 1990, explained the root of his competitiveness, saying it ran in the family. “I was the youngest and smallest [in my family]. There was a competition between me and my brother in the young age and later in the small village club. I like the competition. I like to be better than other players,&...