"It's been a long time in the mouth": ex-professional about his sad end at Bayern
Created: 01/21/2022, 17:41
By: Patrick Freiwah
Former professionals at FC Bayern: Andreas Herzog (left) and Mehmet Scholl.
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The dispute between Andreas Herzog and Oliver Kahn is legendary.
Now the Austrian explains how Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeneß behaved next to it.
Munich - It is one of the most decisive moments in Andreas Herzog's career: The ex-Bundesliga player still reacts with amazement to the spectacular attack by his former teammate Oliver Kahn at Bayern Munich.
The new signing, who had previously successfully scored for SV Werder Bremen, was grabbed and shaken by the "Titan" in the 1995/96 season on the edge of FC Bayern's 1-0 win at VfB Stuttgart.
The scene has long since achieved legendary status and is part of every Bundesliga review.
FC Bayern and Andreas Herzog: Kahn attack the beginning of the Munich end
In the half-time break of the Bundesliga game in April 1996, Vice President Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and manager Uli Hoeneß came into the team dressing room, the 53-year-old Herzog describes in an interview with the
platforms : "They only did that when it was important . I went to Oliver and said, 'If you give me another stupid look, I'll hit you back.' Rummenigge and Hoeneß then said that I had been punched in the mouth for a long time and that I should be quiet.”
Shortly thereafter, the Austrian was replaced by coach Otto Rehhagel, who himself was not to remain at Bayern for much longer.
For Herzog himself, this experience was the beginning of the end of his time in Munich.
The former attacker explains: "This action and the way the club dealt with it meant the end for me at Bayern.
After that I didn't get any support from those responsible, instead I was even scolded.
Then I thought: 'Well, goodbye, I've lost nothing here'."
FCB: Herzog returned to Bremen - that's what the former Werder star is doing today
Only a short time later, the offensive player left the German record champions * again - and switched back to Werder Bremen.
He says something remarkable about his time in Munich: "The friendship with Jürgen (Klinsmann, ed.) is the most important thing I took with me from my time at Bayern." According to him, it still exists today.
In Bremen, Andi Herzog would then go on chasing goals for another five years, with the cup victory in 1999 as the highlight.
In 2001, the game designer, who was born in Vienna, moved back to his homeland.
And what is he doing today?
In the 2021/2022 season he took up his first post as a club coach: he is in charge of FC Admira Wacker Mödling in the Austrian Bundesliga.