The Freiburg Bundesliga coach Christian Streich keeps his language aware of his homeland. In the dialect spoken by him, he could concentrate on the essentials - and remain understandable.
On Badisch he could make the most understandable, said the coach of the first division football club SC Freiburg. "If I were to speak standard German, I would have to constantly think about how to phrase it exactly, and then I would be focused on the language all the time."
"Most practical and honest way"
His dialect allows him to reflect on the content. "It is not a means of self-marketing, but the most practical and honest way to make me understand," said Christian Streich. "So you know where I come from and where my home is - and yet everyone understands me."
Switching to standard German would be incredible, said Streich. But he has already adapted. He speaks the widespread in Freiburg Badisch and no Alemannic, as is customary in his hometown Eimeldingen in Lörrach, said the 53-year-old, according to one of the "Südkurier" published interview.
Streich received in the Europa-Park in Rust the "Goldene Narrenschelle" of the Association Schwäbisch-Alemannischer Farrenzünfte (VSAN). He was honored on Wednesday evening with his undaunted prize for his moody play explanations in Baden dialect.