Former CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge viewed the performance of FC Bayern Munich quite critically despite the success in the classic at Borussia Dortmund (3-2). He also dealt against Mats Hummels and commented on BVB striker Erling Haaland.
“The defense is the big task of Julian (Nagelsmann) in the next weeks, months. The defense should play a little more structured and orderly football,” said the 66-year-old at “Picture TV“.
Basically, Rummenigge was also very happy about the success. “These three points today were like a booster,” he said: “Triple vaccination, three points – of course they were good for the club and everyone in charge.”
He defended the controversial penalty decision that brought Bayern the victory: “If you are really impartial, and that has to be the referee, this penalty is definitely justified.”
The penalty was caused by the former Munich Mats Hummels with a handball. Rummenigge could not resist another teasing in the direction of the BVB defense chief. “It is known that Mats has problems when he has to go into running duels – it is due to his age,” he said.
“If the game comes his way and he’s in the box, then he’s still good,” said the former world-class striker: “He looks bad at 1-1, that’s clear. He can’t help it with the second goal that he would be shot. With the third, the rule was: If you are not lucky, there will also be bad luck. “
Rummenigge keeps his fingers crossed for Watzke at Haaland
In the interview, Rummenigge also spoke about BVB striker Erling Haaland. “My former colleague Aki Watze expects a good chance of keeping him. I can only keep my fingers crossed for him that he can do it,” said the 66-year-old.
Alongside Robert Lewandowski, Haaland is the only “major attraction of the Bundesliga. It is these players that are why the spectators come to the stadiums and turn on the television.”
FC Bayern scouted Julian Brandt
Rummenigge also revealed that Julian Brandt had been on Bayern’s note in the past. “Basically we scouted him once too. He was part of the U17 national team.”
In addition to Brandt, Joshua Kimmich and Davie Selke were also interesting. “Fortunately, our scout Michael Reschke concentrated on Kimmich,” emphasized Rummenigge.