Demeaning? More like transpiring
Matthaus’ First Press Conference
J – Journalist
LM – Lothar Matthaus
J- Firstly, welcome to Portugal Lothar.
LM- Thank you, I hope to have a long and successful career here at Lisbon.
J- Firstly, what are you going to be doing about the transfers Frank Vercauteren made in his short time here?
LM- Frank is a great manager. Just because certain “affairs” happened doesn’t take that away from him, and I have full trust in his signings.
J- What do you think are your targets for this season?
LM- I think this season we have to challenge for the league title, and definitely challenge for the Europa League. A cup would also be nice.
J- What do you think of the staff setup here?
LM- I’m going to be frank with you here. It’s not great, and I will be making big changes. I want to make the staff more foreign, with staff worldwide. It helps with any new signings, and doesn’t just limit us to Portuguese staff. As it stands, me and the chairman are the only foreign staff members.
J- Do you think the squad needs much improvement?
LM- Not this season, but if we want to become European Champions, then yes, definitely.
J- What kind of tactics will you be aiming for?
LM- I have three in mind, but I’m not telling you what they are, for obvious reasons.
J- Ok, thank you for your time. Good luck in your career here at Lisbon.