Michael Ballack- Former Footballer (In a Nutshell)
Michael Ballack was born in East Germany on September 26th, 1976.
He was a midfielder.
Ballack played for Chemnitzer FC in his Youth career.
During his Senior career he played for Chemnitzer FC, Chemnitzer FC, 1. FC Kaiserslautern II, 1. FC Kaiserslautern II, Bayern Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and a second stint at Bayern Leverkusen.
Having represented Germany on 98 occasions is impressive.
He retired from football in 2012. “It was a privilege to work with world-class coaches and fantastic players.”- Michael Ballack
Michael Ballack- Former Footballer (Nitty Gritty)
“There must be some tensions in a team, which you can’t always wipe away or smooth over.”- Michael Ballack
“Sometimes you can lose games unluckily or the other team is better than you and to give them the possibility to play.”- Michael Ballack
“The first league game always feels different from the pre-season friendlies.”- Michael Ballack
“The main reason to come to England was to play with a great team. Money and the chance to live in a city like London are additional factors.”- Michael Ballack
Michael Ballack- Former Footballer (What set him apart)
“A lot of things have to come together to win a World Cup.”- Michael Ballack
“Football is not always harmonious.”- Michael Ballack
“We have to focus on ourselves and if we play the best we can we can win the league.”- Michael Ballack
“It’s always disappointing to lose a final.”- Michael Ballack
“I’ve learned to adapt to the pace of the English game and a different style of football in the Premier League.”- Michael Ballack
Michael Ballack- Former Footballer (Final Thoughts)
“It’s good for your career as a sportsman if you watch other professional sports – how they’re behaving and how they react in difficult situations.”- Michael Ballack
“I had a great career. But not to win a big international title is also part of my career.”- Michael Ballack
“At 36 years old I can look back on a long and wonderful time in professional football, which I could never have dreamed of as a child.”- Michael Ballack