Created on 07-06-2016 at 12:45 PM
The Säbener Strasse, usually a hive of bustle and activity, is quiet during the summer break, but that is no reason for boredom: there is the EURO 2016 and a quartet of legends at fcbayern.de. Four Bayern legends answer four questions each. Bixente Lizarazu, who is now 46 years old, starts our series.
fcbayern.de: Welcome Liza! You finished your active career ten years ago. What are you up to these days?
Lizarazu: “I work for different media in France. For TV, radio and a print magazine. Football is my subject of course. I talk about the France squad, the Champions League and some domestic leagues in Europe, so I also talk about FC Bayern from time to time.”
fcbayern.de: You still do a lot of sport, surfing, diving, Jiu-Jitsu. Do you still play football?
Lizarazu: “Hardly. If I do it's for a good cause. Everything good I have achieved in football is in the past. Now everything I do with the ball is only worse.”
fcbayern.de: How strong are your ties to FC Bayern today?
Lizarazu: “Bayern are my club. I feel part of the Bayern family and the club's great history. I'm always happy when Bayern win a title. I sometimes meet old colleagues like Mehmet Scholl or Giovane Elber. I also visited Munich for the championship celebrations in May. If you wore the Bayern shirt once you're a Bavarian forever.”
fcbayern.de: What reminds you of FC Bayern at home?
Lizarazu: “I have Lederhosen and Paulaner Weißbier at home. I still like to drink it. And I have more than 500 shirts I've worn in all my matches for Bayern. They're nice memories.”
Bixente Lizarazu profiled:
- At FC Bayern: 1997-2004 and January 2005-2006
- Position: left-back
- Competitive fixtures/goals: 273 / 8
- Career record: Club World Cup (2001), Champions League (2001), six German championship titles (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006), five DFB Cup titles (1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006), four League Cup titles (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000), Goal of the Month award (February 2000)