Football manager Wenger hails 'competitor' Lehmann
11th April 2011 - Sigvard Magnus
Arsenal football manager was impressed by goalkeeper Jens Lehmann's performance in his return to the first team.
The 41-year-old German played in 199 football games for Arsenal before returning to Germany in 2008, and he retired from the game completely at the end of last season.
However, he was happy to come back to help football manager Arsene Wenger with his goalkeeping crisis, which deepened against Blackpool on Sunday (April 10th) when Manuel Almunia injured himself in the warm-up.
Lehmann was therefore called upon to make his 200th appearance for the club, and impressed with a strong display.
"Jens is a competitor. He brings determination, which you need in the final sprint," football manager Wenger told the BBC.
Lehmann is pleased to be back on the pitch and enjoying the buzz of football games, describing life without the adrenaline rush of football as "boring", but he has no idea if he will get another chance.
"If that's my last game ever, I'm happy because we won. Let's see," he said.
25th July 2011 - Berko Tau
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli was substituted early in one of the club's recent friendly football games. The Italian was replaced against LA Galaxy after deciding to drag the ... Read on
25th July 2011 - Chad Lazarus
Manchester City football manager Roberto Mancini is hoping to conclude a deal for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero this week. The Premier League club are in negotiations with Atletico regarding ... Read on
25th July 2011 - Alma Shera
Diego Forlan helped Uruguay to victory in the Copa America final yesterday (July 24th), with Livepool's Luis Suarez also registering on the score sheet. Suarez scored the opener in ... Read on