#sports activities Oliver Kahn insists he has ‘the utmost respect’ for Barcelona after appearing to laugh at them
Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn insists he has ‘the utmost respect’ for Barcelona after appearing to laugh at them… as he responds to criticism over his response at the Champions League group stage draw
- Bayern Munich CEO was seen smiling after being drawn alongside Barcelona
- His response introduced backlash from Barca’s Spanish media mouthpiece Sport
- However the previous goalkeeper claims he was smiling at the ‘rarities’ of soccer
- Bayern notably hammered Barcelona 8-2 at the quarter-final stage again in 2020
Oliver Kahn has responded to claims that he was mocking Barcelona after he was noticed smiling aft his Bayern Munich have been drawn alongside them at the Champions League draw on Thursday.
The Bavarian membership’s CEO appeared amused because the Bundesliga outfit discovered their destiny, which prompted an irate response from Spanish outlet Sport.
The media mouthpiece of Barca claimed it was an ‘uncommon response’ from the previous Germany goalkeeper, however he has since responded to the claims.
Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn appeared to laugh as his facet have been drawn in opposition to Barcelona
Catalonian outlet Sport have claimed that Kahn lacks ‘respect’ following the draw response
As reported by German publication BILD, Kahn has responded by saying: ‘This interpretation has come fully out of nowhere.
Xavi’s facet have solely overwhelmed Bayern twice within the Champions League
‘Robert Lewandowski left us for FC Barcelona only a few weeks in the past, now the lot brings us again collectively within the part of Champions League teams.
‘I smiled at such rarities of soccer. I’ve the utmost respect for Robert and FC Barcelona, these matches can be a celebration for followers of each groups and soccer followers normally.’
In a bunch additionally containing Italian giants Inter Milan and Czech facet Viktoria Plzen, the Bavarians will certainly go into the competitors as favorite to come out of the group on high.
Barca are a unique facet to the one which limped out of the match and into the Europa League final season, with Lewandowski simply one in every of a number of notable additions to that group.
But the German champions have a robust Champions League file in opposition to the Blaugrana – having received eight of their 11 clashes within the competitions – together with after all the notorious 8-2 drubbing in 2020.
Robert Lewandowski is Bayern’s all-time match high scorer and can face his former facet
And though he was excited to start the marketing campaign, Bayern supervisor Julian Nagelsmann remained cautious of his opponents, saying: ‘It is a really demanding group and stuffed with challenges.
‘Inter has strengthened itself once more effectively. This is a membership that has already celebrated many worldwide successes and has regained power lately. With Barcelona, after all, the historical past with Lewy is already prescribed.
‘I hope we will obtain outcomes related to these of the previous couple of years in opposition to Barça. Plzen are the Czech champions. We cannot wait to begin.’
The Champions Leauge draw places comparative minnows Viktoria Plzen within the ‘group of dying’