Sven Hoppe / dpa
Board member for sport Hasan Salihamidžić agreed with Oliver Kahn's criticism of the statements made by national soccer goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in two interviews and announced that the subject would be clarified with the Bayern Munich captain.
He expected something different from him as captain, Salihamidžić said in an interview with "Bild am Sonntag".
“If there are any consequences, we'll talk to Manuel about it first.
The disappointment that he describes because of Tapas (goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic) being released 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,” said the sports director.
In an interview with the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" and "The Athletic", Neuer verbally attacked the record champions' club leadership for the separation from goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic.
That was “the most blatant” thing he had experienced in his career, said the newcomer who had been missing for a long time with a broken leg.
»For me it was a blow when I was already on the ground.
I felt like my heart was being ripped out.«
CEO Oliver Kahn had criticized Neuer for this.
"What Manuel said in parts of these two interviews in connection with Toni Tapalović's release does neither do justice to him as captain nor to the values of FC Bayern.
In addition, his statements come at the wrong time because we are facing very important games, "said Kahn.
The 53-year-old also announced talks with the injured goalkeeper.
"We'll talk to him about it very clearly."
Salihamidžić found that Kahn correctly classified the parts of the interview that were relevant to FC Bayern.
"What that means?
That we have a very important issue to clarify with Manuel,” he said.
After the disappointing first-round elimination at the World Championships in Qatar, Neuer had a skiing accident, the consequences of which made him absent for the rest of the season.
As a replacement, the club had taken Yann Sommer as an experienced keeper and Swiss national goalkeeper for around eight million euros.
After his return, Neuer will have to face an unfamiliar competition.