What a way to return to this blog! I have not abandoned it, no way, but I haven’t had enough time to write, comment, etc. And today is The Day.
Naturally, I’ve watched this World Cup. I, too, felt unsure about the way Lahm played in midfield. (Frankly, I prefer his “midfield” thing at Bayern to the same job at the NT. Overall, I choose him at RB/LB. As always. However, that’s not the point here.) He went back to his standard position, and once again I marveled at what I saw. Beauty. I have no other word for it at the moment. While cheering for Germany in the match against the host nation, I kept on repeating, “Beauty, beauty… The way he plays is beautiful.”
There are many people who inspire me, from family members to celebrities. Yet, I don’t know if there’s anyone, except probably my mom, who inspires or has inspired me more than Philipp Lahm. Reasons? Because he goes his own way, because he always knew exactly who he was, to name a few. The first time I heard Xavier Naidoo’s “Was Wir Alleine Nicht Schaffen”, I thought that the last two lines in this bit pertained to Lahm:
What we can’t accomplish alone,
We can achieve together.
And we don’t need any weapons:
Our weapon is our mind/intellect.