Lothar Matthaus: Russia 2018 was the best World Cup in 40 years

Lothar Matthäus: Russia 2018 is one of the best World Cups in 40 years

In this interview with CalvinAyre.com’s Becky Liggero, German football icon Lothar Matthäus looks back at the recently concluded World Cup 2018 and what is it like to be a LeoVegas sport ambassador.

It’s been almost two weeks since the 2018 FIFA World Cup concluded but for German football icon Lothar Matthäus, it’s as if the games ended yesterday.

Matthäus, who led West Germany to victory in the 1990 World Cup final, was in Russia during the five-week summer sporting event as a LeoVegas sport ambassador, giving sports fans tips on all the matches.

One of the things that Matthäus remembered best during the World Cup 2018 coverage was the hospitality and warmth of the Russians. The former German midfielder believed Russia 2018 was probably one of the best World Cup events he ever saw for the last 40 years.

“First of all, I think it is the perfect World Cup for everybody. We were visiting Russia these last five weeks. It was a great atmosphere,” Matthäus told CalvinAyre.com. “You feel safe in this country. It was connecting people. It’s like each World Cup, no big difference. The people of Russia are very warm, very lovely. We had a lot of good games with great atmosphere and sold-out stadiums.”

The major takeaways from the World Cup that gambling operators should apply to their company are the values of working as a team and knowing your part as a team member, according to Matthäus.

Matthäus pointed out that he had seen the same kind of teamwork in LeoVegas that the French displayed in the World Cup 2018 finals.

“First, I am happy to be an ambassador for LeoVegas because lots of businesses are the same of communication, of the friendship, of the things that what we like to do are the same in the future. We walk together,” he said. “And this is important in a team when you want to make the right results. Like the French team. There wasn’t one player playing with eleven players. Each player must know what he must do and this is the same with our relationship. We know what we have to do to make the brand better and more famous.”