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FC Bayern Munich – Matthias Sammer defends Oliver Kahn: “I’m a bit shocked”



FC Bayern Munich - Matthias Sammer defends Oliver Kahn: "I'm a bit shocked"

The former Munich sports director Matthias Sammer cannot understand the criticism of Bavaria’s CEO Oliver Kahn. “At this point I would also like to make it very clear: I love talking to Oliver Kahn about football. He has a keen sense, maybe a bit crazy, just like me. I’m on the task force with him, and I’m a little appalled by what’s happening right now,” said Sammer in Munich Mercury/tz.

Kahn “may not do everything right, but I’m afraid that at some point we won’t have a footballer in the leading positions in football. And that’s not good,” continued Sammer, now a consultant at Borussia Dortmund.

Kahn is currently the focus of the record champions. At the Bayern supervisory board meeting on May 30, there was speculation about a replacement of the former keeper, and his current deputy Jan-Christian Dreesen is under discussion as a possible successor. Kahn embodies the famous Mia san mia “absolutely,” says Sammer: “For me, Oli is the epitome of Mia san mia. It may not always be obvious, but I hear it in all his arguments when it comes to football. He moves me a lot.”

But he “didn’t expect anything else” that there would be a change in Munich, said Sammer: “Because a generational change rarely works smoothly. In addition, the axis without Manuel Neuer, with the World Cup-plagued Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka and a slightly weakened Thomas Müller is a bit unstable at the moment. And that’s why the game was so unstable this year.”