Hasan Salihamidzic attacked referee Daniel Siebert after Bayern Munich’s 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga at RB Leipzig. Joshua Kimmich fell before Marcel Halstenberg equalized. That was a “clear foul”, as the sports director explained.
But Salihamidzic went even further. You can’t use the referee as an excuse, but he “didn’t have his best day”. Kimmich himself saw the situation differently when the goal was conceded to make it 1-1.
“Without my mistake we win,” he analyzed DAZN: “I just have to beat the ball out, then the scene is deleted.” Whether the supposed pull that Salihamidzic had identified in Leipzig’s André Silva was a foul, he answered briefly and concisely: “Nope!”
Salihamidzic also admitted that the referee was not the main factor in the draw. “We have to put in a lot more intensity and aggressiveness,” he said, looking ahead to the next game against 1. FC Köln on Tuesday.