Former Croatia and Bayern Munich defender Robert Kovač has made the news in Germany for pinning a robber to the floor and handing him over to the police.
Kovač (42), who is his brother Niko’s assistant at German club Eintracht Frankfurt, was a hero in an incident on Friday in Frankfurt, Germany.
The former centre-back was out in Westend when he witnessed a 72-year-old man being mugged as he withdrew cash from an ATM machine.
According to Bild, the 84-cap Croatia star chased the robber down and pinned him to the floor before handing him over to the police.
‘Civil courage is always important but I don’t know if I would always act like that. It depends on the situation, but I’m glad it worked out,’ a modest Kovač said.
‘You can see that he’s trained,’ a spokesman for Frankfurt Police told Hit Radio FFH.