Manuel Neuer defended Bayern Munich’s goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic and Bayern CEO Kahn hasn’t taken it very well
Bayern Chief Oliver Kahn has fired a warning shot towards Manuel Neuer who criticized the club for firing Bayern Munich goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic
Kahn criticizes Neuer over comments about the goalkeeping coach
Manuel Neuer who is injured till the end of the season and has been replaced by Sommer, has recently made comments about Toni Tapalovic, saying that the Bayern Munich goalkeeping coach’s dismissal “came out of nowhere”.
This hasn’t gone down well with Bayern Munich’s hierarchy as Oliver Kahn wasn’t impressed with Neuer’s comments.
“What Manuel said in parts of these two interviews in connection with the release of Toni Tapalovic does not do justice to him as captain or to the values of FC Bayern,” Kahn told Deutsche Presse-Agentur.
“Moreover, his statements come at an inopportune time because we are facing very important games.”
Kahn, who is a Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeping legend himself, sympathized with Neuer as he said: “He is personally affected, you have to understand that to a certain extent. We were also aware of that when we explained to him that the decision on the question of the goalkeeper coach, which was not taken lightly, was the best thing for our team at that moment. I was faced with a similar situation as an international in 2004.
“Our goalkeeper coach Sepp Maier felt badly treated by the DFB and it came to a separation. I had worked with Sepp for years and we had a friendly and trusting relationship.
“I was also disappointed at the time, and I was angry with the DFB. But the common goals were in the foreground for me.
“We will talk to him about it very clearly.”