Oliver Bierhoff Quotes

Our junior national teams feature increasing numbers of kids from immigrant backgrounds, but who have grown up in Germany. Their roots are elsewhere, but they feel German. They draw on two cultures, and I believe that’s been a real and visible factor in the football we’ve been playing. One of the best and abiding images was Cacau, a Christian with Brazilian roots, celebrating a goal with Mesut Ozil, a Muslim from a Turkish background. Ozil jumped on to Cacau’s shoulders, and they gazed up into the stands, both wearing Germany shirts. It was wonderfully symbolic.

It’s the sum of many parts which grow to be something great.

All sporting ambition considered, there should always be a relationship to Germany.

I am not a supporter of buying a national team.

Oliver Kahn has shown once again that he is a great sportsman.