Record national player Lothar Matthäus has sharply criticized the leadership of FC Bayern Munich. The TV expert demands a clear announcement from Oliver Kahn in particular.
“Those responsible spoke the 1:1 better than it was. Three big chances are not Bayern-like, the claim and quality are actually higher,” wrote Matthäus in a column for the table football And added: “Self-confidence and playful harmony on the pitch, I also lacked compactness and lightness. There was a lack of self-image, of one-on-one situations, of determination going forward. The classic FC Bayern DNA is missing. ” “Uncertainty crept in”.
With his words, Matthäus did not want to shoot against CEO Oliver Kahn or sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, but the former management team around Uli Hoeneß and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge would be noticeably missing from the German record champions these days.
They would have “helped this club best with their kind, also from the human, a fatherly side. Everything seemed more personal, the family and togetherness has broken away, last time it was under Hansi Flick,” explained Matthäus.
The 61-year-old was also disappointed with Kahn. “He spoke plainly as a player. It would be nice if he returned there,” he clarified and added: “He can’t say that you’re satisfied with your own performance and didn’t see the tactics at Villarreal. If If this is FC Bayern’s sense of entitlement, then he rowed in the wrong direction.”
Matthäus: “Bayern had too many downs this season”
“More commitment and will” would hardly have been possible,” Kahn said after the Champions League exit. It was also “admirable how much patience the team had.” The CEO’s conclusion: “If you don’t score then , there is always the danger of falling behind through a stupid situation, a counterattack. That’s how it happened.”
For Matthäus, FC Bayern has disappointed overall this season. The team “had too many lows this season: the embarrassing end of the cup in Mönchengladbach, defeats in Augsburg or Bochum. You don’t have to win every game 4-0, but overall there were too many wobbles.” That’s why it’s “only” enough for the championship in the end. “It’s not too weak, but it’s not the top league in Europe either.”
Didi Hamann had in his skyColumn similarly harsh words directed towards the Bayern leadership. He also held Kahn responsible.