The different emotions that trigger a game are seen very closely as if they were in an endcam. When the Champions League final was over and Chelsea were FC winners, blue cheerleaders formed across the lawn. Chelsea’s Kurt Zuma carries his teammate N’Colo Conte in front of him. Sergio Aguero was crying five meters away.
Aguero, 32, is one of the greatest players in Manchester City history, having lost that final. He played for the club for ten years, his last game in the final city jersey and his contract will not be renewed. This is a fairytale goodbye, a big final, the final title of the last game. In contrast: emptiness.
A few meters away, Guy was lying on the Howards lawn, his teammate Dummy Abraham carrying him with a headlock, and then Timo Werner joined them. To their delight they looked like children.
Eleven years younger than Howard Aguirre, he is at the beginning of his career. Young professionals like Howard dream of a career like Aguirre. At the same time, the 21-year-old Argentina has achieved something he has not achieved in years: he shot his team to the Champions League title.
TV channel Sky said he had a childhood dream come true. “Since I was five or six years old, I remember every Champions League final.” With his brother, he said, “It felt like playing every goal in the garden. Now I’m 1-0 here. I don’t know what to say.”
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Howards had a complicated season. Last summer, he moved from Leverkusen to London for around மில்லியன் 80 million, the most expensive entry in the club’s history, according to Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich. But Howard was unable to generate the power one would expect from such an approach. On the one hand, he fell ill with Covit-19 and missed several weeks; But even without the disease, the leap from the Bundesliga to the Premier League is huge, as Timo Werner can attest to. This is especially true for inexperienced footballers.
Howard scored just five goals under Frank Lampard, four of them against lower-class opponents. Even when Thomas Tuchell took charge, things didn’t seem to go uphill at first. But in reality it was clear that the combination of Tuchel and Howard would work. Thuchel has produced many young players in his coaching career; Howards seemed like a great kicker with his understanding.
When he beat Real Madrid in the second leg of the semi-final, he did not notice much of a big game because he hit the cross twice twice instead of the goal. For the first time, a lifter, Werner then threw dust and made headlines: he finally scored an important goal. Howard’s amazing production work turned out to be a small matter.
He also made two strong assists against Man City. However, in the 10th minute, Werner did not hit the ball properly after his pass. About 70 minutes later, after Howard’s presentation, Christian Pulisic lost it 2-0. At the same time, he also benefits from his teammates. With a 1-0 lead Werner created the space for Howard with his deep run, and the strong Mason Mount provided the template for the goal with his dream pass.
For Howard, that goal was first in the competition. The question that automatically arises is whether he has scored an important goal again beyond his young age, or whether he has crossed the pinnacle of his football career when his career really begins.
The answers may be related to ticking Howard. There are no limits to his footballing prowess, his potential is enormous. He has a great coach in London who has a lot to learn from him, especially when it comes to the most complex questions in football. Which room will I occupy when? When is the perfect moment for a sprint to pass? There are not many coaches who can improve the best players. Thuchel is one of them.
It will only work if the 21-year-old is not satisfied with Howard’s goal in the Champions League final. The best footballers are always striving for the next success, the next title.
The next opportunity for the title is coming very soon. The European Championship starts on June 11, and Howards is part of the German team, and the chances are good that he will play a key role in Joachim Low’s attack plan.
Howard is a penalty area striker and keeper of the opposition; He has a good finish on both legs and head, while at the same time being an excellent combination player. That’s what makes him unique on the DFP team. It has been predicted that Howard will soon be back with national player Thomas Mல்லller in the storm. The two simply have to complement each other. It should not hurt him that Howard is now traveling to the national team with a successful goal in the final.
Other questions about EM, the national team or the future may not interest him anyway. When English television interviewed him after the win against Manchester, when asked by a reporter if Howard had repaid his higher fees with this goal, the latter responded very harshly. “To be honest, I’m not giving a shit right now,” he said. “We won the worst Champions League. Now we celebrate.”