Munich (dpa) – Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was thrilled shortly after criticizing Niko Kovac during a home-made peat test. Four days before the Supercup against Borussia Dortmund, FC Bayern showed up in an offensive mood. Three-time striker Thomas Müller of Germany beat Fenerbahce Istanbul, the 19-time Turkish champion, 6: 1 (5: 0) on Tuesday. Before kick-off, CEO Rummenigge had reprimanded coach Kovac for his public assessment of the proposed transfer of Leroy Sané.
After the coach had trusted the royal staff, Rummenigge asked for restraint. "I did not like the statement because I do not hide it," said ZDF's CEO.
Regarding the Sané contract, which lasted until June 2021, Rummenigge pointed out that "neither optimistic statements nor pessimistic statements are used to". Bayern will not under any circumstances upset Manchester City with former coach Pep Guardiola, and may thus reduce his chances of changing player from the 23-year-old national player. "We have to do our job, the coach has to do his job and if we all do a good job, we will have a successful season this year," said Rummenigge.
Kovac is excused Tuesday night. "I have become a little too offensive," said the coach Tuesday night at ZDF during a previous interview Sunday. He had already phoned Guardiola, the City coach, to apologize because I know he is a Manchester City player.
Against the overcrowded traditional Turkish club of the former Bremen Max Kruse, Munich's star troupe did its job easily. Renato Sanches (22nd minute), Leon Goretzka (28th), Müller in a pack of three (31./44./Foulelfmeter/58.) And Kingsley Coman (40.) clearly won. Kruse obtained a minimal correction of the result (64.).
"At 6: 1, we liked a lot of things," commented Müller at the end of the match on ZDF: "We played very well from the start and when we reached the first goal, a knot was 39 is dug. " The former Werder professional, Kruse, said: "It is clear that you can not make such mistakes against Bayern."
In the final of the Audi Cup, the German football champion will meet on Wednesday (20:30) on Tottenham Hotspur. The Champions League finalist triumphed over Real Madrid's worrying set against Toni Kroos 1-0.
Kovac then sent a team to the pitch, which could also take place Saturday in the Supercup as the first competitive game of the new season. In addition to Niklas Süle, he first proposed Jérôme Boateng to the central defense. Before six o'clock, Thiago played against Sanches and Goretzka in midfield. Before, Serge Gnabry, Coman and Robert Lewandowski were in initial formation. Gnabry, however, had to leave early. Müller came for the national player.
If soon Sané can give even more impetus, remains the big question of the Munich summer. "I have always said in recent weeks that I do not publish a water level report and that I will not do it today," Rummenigge said. "We are working on transfers, and what will come out in the end, we will have to wait." Everyone should be patient, says Rummenigge. When asked how Kovac feels, his boss replied, "I do not know."
Kovac had stated in the prospect of the preparation tournament that he believed in an agreement with Sané and ManCity. "I am very confident, I guess we can get it," he said.
Rummenigge has slowed speculation on new players. "We are working to the best of our knowledge and beliefs and at full speed on the transfer market," he said. The transfer market was not only expensive but also difficult, Rummenigge said. Transfers beyond the 100 million mark are no longer "nothing extraordinary". "Quality always costs money, even for Bayern."