Oliver Kahn contradicted Robert Lewandowski’s statements that FC Bayern had not presented the 33 -year -old striker for an extension of the contract.
“We made a specific offer to his consultant. Otherwise we would definitely not say that,” the CEO of the German record champion told the “Welt”.
After the 2-2 in the last Bundesliga season game against VfL Wolfsburg, Lewandowski had made his change of change public and explained that he had “not offered” FC Bayern.
Kahn again categorically categorized the Poland, which is favored by the FC Barcelona, this summer: “This question does not arise. Robert Lewandowski has a contract until 2023, and he will fulfill it.”
FC Bayern continues “a primal force”
Without Lewandowski’s name in this context, Kahn made it clear: “Nobody is greater than this club. Whoever has left it in the past decades – it always went further afterwards, sometimes even more successful.”
FC Bayern “will certainly not become a training association,” emphasized Kahn, the club is further “a primal power. There are many top players who are on it to play with us. A training association is forced to give up players every now and then. not”.
For success, “a strong axis is always important,” said Kahn. “We want to keep our top players for as long as possible. Having a low fluctuation with the column players is a crucial success factor. That is why we extended with Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Kingsley Coman and Thomas Müller this season. Jamal Musiala is also a building block for the future.”
“At FC Bayern you have to question yourself again and again”
Nevertheless, with a view to the future, it is also a matter of adapting and changing the squad at the right moment. We always need changes, fresh blood and positive competitive situations, “said Kahn.
The 52-year-old said: “We now need movement to counteract a habituation effect. At Bayern you have to question yourself again and again.”