Rummenigge on the PK: “There were players who thanked us”
Would he do it again? Does the media echo annoy him? On Monday morning Karl-Heinz Rummenigge took a stand on the legendary Bayern-PK – he would like to undo a word.
There are phrases and half phrases in Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s vocabulary that keep recurring. However, the phrase most frequently used by the CEO of FC Bayern on Monday morning at Munich Airport was new: “We should leave it at that,” he repeated again and again – without success: The questions about the Friday press conference simply didn’t come to an end.
Would he do it that way again? Does it annoy him that the actual message of the press conference was hardly an issue in the aftermath? Didn’t the Bavarians overshoot the mark with their memorable appearance? And how did he feel about Uli Hoeneß following Juan Bernat shortly after Rummenigge’s Basic Law lecture in such a way?
I think Uli knows that he is not very happy with at least one word.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Uli Hoeneß’s kick against Juan Bernat
Rummenigge avoided most of these questions. What he said: “It was clear that there was a media echo of this quality. We have criticized the media, that the media criticize back, was to be expected. And: “Every PK is emotional, that is also in the sense of the media. Otherwise it would be boring.” Or: “I read what the Juan said. I must honestly say that I liked it because he was very relaxed about it. I think the Uli knows that he is not very happy with at least one word (shit, d.Red.). And last but not least: “I am not the media representative of German society”.
Athens? “That’s not such an attractive stadium, I remember.”
And how did the team react? “There were players who thanked us for this,” said Rummenigge, who wants the PK to be seen as a “sign” that “we support the team externally”. But “the most important thing was that we won on Saturday in Wolfsburg, that the team played well, showed a reaction after the four matches before.” She said. They had “understood the signs of the times”.
Rummenigge’s professional attitude on Saturday will also be reflected in the Champions League guest appearance at AEK Athens. Because he “felt 100 years ago” that he had already played with Inter Milan himself in the Olympic Stadium there, he knows: “This is not such an attractive stadium, I can still remember that”.
And so he might have liked what Arjen Robben announced before the departure with a view to the PK: “It may be a cliché, but we have to concentrate on sports and win games,” said the yellow-red sinner of the weekend. And he left it at that.