So much for warm, fuzzy feelings when former German national team star Jurgen Klinsmann takes on his native Germany on Thursday in Recife (noon ET on ESPN and Univision).
Klinsmann is, of course, the head coach of the US national team, which is eyeing a win or draw against Die Mannschaft to clinch a spot in the Round of 16. But German tabloid Bild has other visions for what will happen at the Arena Pernambuco (see below).
"Klinsi, today you see stars," is how the front-page headling translate to English.
The Germans clearly have a short memory. You'd think 108 caps, 47 goals and a 1990 World Cup title as a German international along with a 3rd-place finish as German national team coach in 2006 would buy him just a little more love.