"There will be so many people in your life that will have different opinions, different ways of winning, different ways of making a grilled cheese, or different ways of getting to and from the grocery store, it doesn’t mean that one way is right or wrong, all it means is that you should consider their way. You might not ever use it, or understand it, but as soon as you consider it, then you have shown that you have an open mind. It shows that you’re not stuck in your own personal ways and habits. It shows that you are willing to grow and be bigger than the “I’m always right” attitude that so many of us have."
“It would be unfair of us not saying thank you once you did it as well. Thank you so much for this past month in Brazil. From Santa Cruz Cabrália to Rio de Janeiro. Thank you for your professionalism, humility and for your modesty. Thank you for Podolski’s charisma, the most Brazilian German in the world. Thank you for the 7:1 because it was a lesson to our own arrogance. Arrogance you didn’t show back in 2002. You accepted your defeat and worked hard to be on top again. It wasn’t luck. At all. Our people did the best they could to welcome you in the best way possible and I believe we made it. We just didn’t expect you to be this terrific to us. The picture above is the one I believe to be the most symbolic of your stay here: Podolski hugging a local child, from the Civic School of Cabrália, who they’ll continue to be assisting until 2018. Another “golaço” they have scored around here. That child’s hug represents the hug that 200 million Brazilians would like to give every single one of you right now. Once again, it would be unfair of us letting you go without saying thank you. Obrigado! Or even better, Dankeschön!”– Brazilian sports page thank the Germans. [x]
“It belongs to hard work. It belongs to dedication. It belongs to modesty. It belongs to commitment. It belongs to solidarity. It belongs to charisma. It belongs to team effort. It belongs to togetherness. It belongs to consistency. It belongs to experience. It belongs to appreciation. It belongs to respect. It belongs to joy. It belongs to the scars. It belongs to football. It belongs to “the most Brazilian of all national teams”. It belongs to the best. It belongs to Germany.”
Cory Allan Michael Monteith, May 11,1982-July 13, 2013
“And he was just always open and nice and just..just such a kind-hearted person. You know when you meet someone that’s just so nice and lovable that you’re just like I—you just want to be around them; you just need to be around them. And he was one of those people.” Alex Newell
How would you like people to remember Cory?
Die Mannschaft & World Cup records (8th July, 2014)