A quarter of an hour before the start of the Supercup 2022 between RB Leipzig and FC Bayern, the two club bosses were together at Sat1. This year, the TV station is broadcasting the game for the first title of the season.
Leipzig’s Oliver Mintzlaff and Oliver Kahn had joined expert Lothar Matthäus and moderator Matthias Opdenhövel. As every year, there was talk about the chances of Bayern being relieved at the top of the table after the departure of Robert Lewandowski, the situation in the league and transfers.
Mintzlaff confirmed that he was “on the home straight” when courting Hoffenheim international David Raum, while Kahn can apparently already look forward to Leipzig’s midfield worker Konrad Laimer. When the Austrian will change jerseys, whether this summer or next, is still open.
“Of course we talked about Konrad Laimer. At the moment there is nothing to say about it,” said Kahn – as confirmed by Mintzlaff. The 46-year-old explained that there would soon be clarity in this personality, before closing with an apparently prepared punch line.
“There is no Basta from me today. Neither in one direction nor in the other,” he said in the direction of the barge standing next to him and patted him on the back. A tip that made the former national goalkeeper look bad and was acknowledged by the addressee with a slightly tortured smile. The Bayern boss apparently lacked spontaneity or desire for a direct counterattack.
A few weeks ago, Kahn wanted to put an end to the transfer rumors about top scorer Robert Lewandowski with the corresponding ultimatum, but ultimately had to collect his “Basta” again when the Polish striker then switched to FC Barcelona despite the supposed power word.