President Herbert Hainer had left in the morning when it came to whether Robert Lewandowski (33) would definitely stay with Bayern until 2023. CEO Oliver Kahn, on the other hand, became unmistakably clear at the master celebration.
- “Lewa Steib, Lewa stay”, chant the Bayern fans
- Kahn on the competition: “You can make up for these hopes”
“He has a contract until 2023. He will fulfill this contract. Basta!” Kahn told “Bavarian television” on Sunday. The record champion is “very clear. This is so. There is no player who stands above FC Bayern and is larger than this club.”
“Lewa Steib, Lewa stay”, chant the Bayern fans
Lewandowski, whom the fans on Marienplatz with “Lewa Steib, Lewa Steib” calls, wants to go away this summer, preferably to FC Barcelona, who attracts with a three-year contract.
The fact that the FIFA world football player rejected the offer to extend in Munich to another year is “his right,” said Kahn. But, the club boss quoted his former coach Otto Rehhagel: “Anyone who signs a contract at Bayern has to know what they did.”
Kahn on the competition: “You can make up for these hopes”
The vertebrae around Lewandowski “does not give Bayern headaches,” emphasized Kahn. “The whole theater, all this alarmism, we know that from the past.” Honorary President Uli Hoeneß said similarly: “I am 100 % sure that Robert will play very well with us next year.”
Kahn left no doubt about the continuation of the national dominance on Sunday, regardless of Lewandowski. “I heard that the competition has hopes to be able to become champions next year,” he called Bayern fans with a view of Borussia Dortmund & Co., who had not expressed such. “But they can make up for these hopes. We will really attack again next season.”