"Mhhh...Spain, you say?"
When Ottmar Hitzfeld, national coach of Switzerland, heard about Spain as an opponent at the World Cup, he got pensive.
Others would have expected this:
But not Ottmar Hitzfeld. Not Ottmar the Great. He got away from many perils before:
Mad Germans trying to make him an alcoholic.
Italians gangsters selling phones.
"Isse good, isse better than old ring phone, signore. Fell of truck. Buy, buy, cheap, yes?"
He got over many twists of fates:
"Ottmar. Your rabbit died. We buried it in the middle of the field."
"Not Bugs, not Bugs."
"I know, Ottmar. Just let it out."
He had many ideas:
"If this Jogi guy wears scarfs, I wear winter caps all the time. Muahahahahah."
"Ma'am, I collect money for supporting the Suisse team. Just a few coins to fill up this small cup..."
"Yeah, in your face, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Look at my shorts and cry."
But overall, he's one thing:
A maestro when it comes to soccer - a composer of beautiful tactics like Beethoven for Music.
All hail Ottmar Hitzfeld!