Andreas Brehme : A Fabulous Left-Back Player
When you think of exceptional left-back players that football has seen there is one name that always comes into mind. Yes, I am talking about Andreas Brehme. He played for nearly ten years in German team. He got the opportunity to represent his national side in 1984. He was known to play amazing football using both the foot. He provided superb crosses using his left, and liked to shoot using his right.
Beckenbauer was rebuilding his team for the World Cup 1986 in Mexico. He wanted Brehme to play a key role. Andreas was superb in the last stages of this event. He scored a goal against France in the semifinal. Two corner kicks from him were converted in goals against Argentina in the final. But, this was not enough as Argentina became champions with a 3-2 victory.
Brehme wanted to try his chances in Italian league. He joined Inter team with his German fellow players Matthäus and Klinsmann. They won the Serie A title in 1989.
The next year was very special for him in his career. West Germany became champions by winning the World Cup in 1990. He played many matches in it at the San Siro. Brehme was fabulous in this event scoring three goals. This included the winning penalty against Argentina in the final five minutes before final whistle. They were able to take the revenge of the defeat they suffered four years before.
The final World Cup of him came in USA in 1994. The team was defeated by Bulgaria in the quarterfinal. After this few veterans were axed and he was one of them.