1. Germany Must Put Philipp Lahm Back in Defence If They Want to Beat France

    Tactical decisions could be the key when Germany meet France in the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Friday. If Germany want to win, Joachim Low has to sort out his midfield...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 6 months ago 16,046 reads 73 comments

  2. The Time Has Come for Liverpool to Sell Luis Suarez and Move on Without Him

    I believe the time has come to part with Luis Suarez . After the latest incident involving Giorgio Chiellini , I think it has become clear that keeping him is no longer in Liverpool ’s best interests...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 6 months ago 8,454 reads 16 comments

  3. Germany Gifted Perfect Start by Headcase Pepe, but Must Push on Against Ghana

    We have seen all the teams in the World Cup at least once now, and you have to say the most impressive performers so far have been France, Netherlands and Germany...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 6 months ago 3,060 reads 6 comments

  4. Team Spirit Vital in World Cups, but the First Game Always Tests Resolve

    I was lucky enough to play in two World Cups during my career, but I don’t wish I was still playing when another tournament comes around. I look forward to them as a fan now...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 7 months ago 2,701 reads 5 comments

  5. Germany's Midfield Issues Will Hurt Them Dear at the World Cup

    Germany are among the favourites for the World Cup once again, but I must admit I am not expecting that much from them this year...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 7 months ago 17,203 reads 72 comments

  6. England Should Take Note from France and Go for Best Team, Not Best Players

    England face Ecuador in Miami on Wednesday, still with plenty of questions to address before the World Cup starts. With just one further friendly before their opening game against Italy, the pressure is really starting to grow now...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 7 months ago 4,452 reads 25 comments

  7. Xabi Alonso Absence Gives Atletico Madrid Champions League Final Advantage

    Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid contest the Champions League final on Saturday, with both managers facing headaches over their team selection...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 7 months ago 15,372 reads 68 comments

  8. Adam Lallana and Ashley Cole Would Be Part of a Successful Summer for Liverpool

    After securing Champions League football for next season, Liverpool face an interesting summer of transfer activity...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 7 months ago 21,925 reads 35 comments

  9. Why I Strongly Feel Ross Barkley Must Start for England at the World Cup

    Roy Hodgson announces his provisional England squad for the World Cup at the start of next week, and he certainly has some very big decisions to make. I feel strongly that he needs to opt for youth wherever possible...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 8 months ago 6,627 reads 31 comments

  10. Why a New Striker Will Solve Many of Bayern Munich's Issues, but Not Chelsea's

    I wasn ’t surprised that Real Madrid went through against Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals, although I was surprised by the final scoreline...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 8 months ago 24,356 reads 175 comments

  11. Luis Suarez Has to Be Player of the Year, but Young Player Award Must Change

    This Sunday the Professional Footballers’ Association will announce this year’s Player of the Year. For me there is only one choice: Luis Suarez ...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 8 months ago 19,764 reads 44 comments

  12. Steven Gerrard's Adaptation to My Old Liverpool Role Underlines His Greatness

    I’ ve been alongside him before, during and after some tense matches over the years, but I’ ve never seen Steven Gerrard as emotional as he was after the 3-2 win against Manchester City last weekend...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 8 months ago 17,279 reads 13 comments

  13. Pastore's Goal Is a Huge Blow for Chelsea—I Know, I've Scored One Just Like It

    I think that both Manchester United and Chelsea will bite the dust in the Champions League next week, following this week’s first-leg results in their respective quarter-finals...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 9 months ago 10,734 reads 59 comments

  14. Unconventional Suarez-Sturridge Pairing Just One Secret of Liverpool's Success

    Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge have scored most of the goals and therefore taken most of the headlines and attention this season, but a real team effort has helped propel Liverpool into the Premier League title race...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 9 months ago 14,835 reads 24 comments

  15. Wenger & Mourinho Have Opposing Methods, but Players Will Ignore Mind Games

    This Saturday sees Chelsea host Arsenal in a crucial game at the top of the Premier League table. It will also be Arsene Wenger ’s 1,000th game in charge of the Gunners...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 9 months ago 4,997 reads 11 comments

  16. Why England's Best Sides Have Fallen so Far Behind Bayern Munich

    It is increasingly difficult to argue that English clubs have not recently fallen a long way behind the standards of my old club, Bayern Munich. Bayern have been in the Champions League final three of the last four years...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 9 months ago 15,483 reads 152 comments

  17. Liverpool Must Take Advantage of Manchester United Now Roles Are Reversed

    If Manchester United want to have any chance of finishing in the top four, they have to beat Liverpool on Sunday, while if Liverpool want to win the Premier League, they cannot really afford to drop many more points...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 10 months ago 14,149 reads 55 comments

  18. Former Liverpool Star Dietmar Hamann on the Best Midfielders He Played Against

    For this week's column, we asked former Liverpool , Bayern Munich and Germany star Didi Hamann to talk about the best midfielders he came up against in his career. Didi was talking to B/R's Will Tidey ...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 10 months ago 11,983 reads 15 comments

  19. Jordan Henderson Thriving at Liverpool, and Why English Clubs Must Have Plan B

    Jordan Henderson has really impressed me at Liverpool this season and shown himself to have a mature head on his shoulders. When the fans get on your back, it's not easy to turn them around in their thinking, but Henderson has done just that...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 10 months ago 14,682 reads 35 comments

  20. Manchester City Must Change Tactics to Match Midfields of Chelsea and Barcelona

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has two huge games to prepare for, with his side facing Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday and Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 10 months ago 6,702 reads 20 comments

  21. Dietmar Hamann on Liverpool's Transfer Policy, Gerrard and Cleverley

    A lot of Liverpool fans are reading their club's failure to sign Yevhen Konoplyanka as a lack of ambition. They blame Brendan Rodgers, or Ian Ayre . But they're wrong...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 11 months ago 6,245 reads 7 comments

  22. January Transfer Window: Assessing the Activity of Top Premier League Clubs

    Let me start by saying the January transfer window is a farce. Nothing happens for weeks and then you get a mad rush of deals in the last few hours. Just look at the percentage of deals being done at the final hour...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 11 months ago 21,410 reads 59 comments

  23. Signing Juan Mata This January Will Not Save Manchester United's Season

    Should Chelsea be prepared to sell, Manchester United won't get a better option than Juan Mata in this transfer window. He's a fantastic player, and United have been lacking a central playmaker for years now...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 11 months ago 19,631 reads 128 comments

  24. Liverpool Need Mental Strength and a Goalscoring Midfielder to Be Top-4 Regulars

    Liverpool have shown big improvement this season. Brendan Rodgers' team are in the hunt for a Champions League spot, and there's a buzz at Anfield I have not felt for years. Keeping Luis Suarez was a major coup...

    Dietmar Hamann Written by Dietmar Hamann about 12 months ago 18,538 reads 75 comments