Lothar Matthäus (59) had been a controversial guy during his brilliant player career. It is no different with television. The German world champion captain from 1990 is an expert on the Bundesliga Sky Bundesliga and likes to knock one out.
But now Matthew has dribbled badly on TV. After the Dortmund bankruptcy against Bayern, Matthäus interprets statements by BVB coach Lucien Favre (62) rather idiosyncratically as a disguised announcement of resignation and immediately brings Niko Kovac into play as a possible successor.
That drives Favre mad. The Swiss attacked the German national team at «bild.de» because of his statements. “This is really incredible and not acceptable to me,” says Favre. «I lack understanding for this interpretation of my statement. I didn’t say that with a syllable, and I certainly didn’t mean it. What came out of my sentence is completely crazy. »
«Lothar cannot know everything»
Favre denies that he thinks of the resignation because of the missed championship title. “I’m happy in Dortmund, have a contract until 2021 and definitely want to be on the bench next season.”
Favre also has only a limited understanding of Matthäus’ criticism of the Borussia line-up against Bayern: «Sorry, but Lothar cannot know everything that is going on internally with us. I am the coach, I see my players every day. He does his job, I mean. »
Only at the moment Favre and Matthäus don’t really agree with the other person’s job …