Sport director Hasan Salihamidzic from FC Bayern Munich reacted with disappointment to the explosive interviews with the long-term injured star goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and announced a thorough review. “I understand that Manuel is personally affected. But I would have expected a different behavior from him, especially as a captain,” said Salihamidzic picture on sunday.
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On January 23, FC Bayern parted ways with Toni Tapalovic, who was not only the goalkeeping coach for Munich, but is also a close friend of Neuer. This had in verbatim conversations with the Süddeutsche Zeitung and the portal The Athleticwhich was released on Friday, explained: “I felt like my heart was being ripped out.”
Salihamidzic commented on this choice of words: “The disappointment that he describes about Tapa’s release also prevails here because Manuel has put his personal interests above the interests of the club. But we will discuss it internally with him sensibly.”
The “Tapalovic decision, which was also difficult for us personally, had nothing to do with Manuel in this matter, and we explained that to him,” explained the 46-year-old Bosnian.
Meanwhile, Salihamidzic found Oliver Kahn’s words that Neuer “neither did him justice as a captain nor the values of FC Bayern” and that the statements had come at the wrong time to be correct. “Oliver classified the interview correctly in the parts relevant to FC Bayern. What does that mean? That we have a very important issue to clarify with Manuel,” he explained.