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Bayern Munich Alumni: Holger Badstuber dishes on club executives, Uli Hoeneß’s love of meat, plus more

Holger Badstuber would have liked to play with Oliver Kahn.

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Former Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber’s promising career hit about a million stumbling blocks due to injuries, but the 32-year-old center-back, who is currently suiting up for Swiss Super League team FC Luzern, sat down with Bild to talk about his old club.

When asked to reflect on his career and who might have liked to play with at some point, Badstuber knew right away.

“Actually only with one player — I would have loved to play with Oliver Kahn. To experience how he prepares himself in the cabin, how he works things out. It was very exciting to see from the outside,” Badstuber said to Bild.

When asked about the disdain club legend Uli Hoeneß has for vegans, Badstuber was amused.

“Yes, Mr. Hoeneß: He’s a fan of meat and sausages, you shouldn’t look at it all that closely,” Badstuber said with a laugh. “Diet is an important topic that everyone has to see for themselves. Mr. Hoeneß likes meat and that is good for him.”

Finally, when asked bout his good friend Jerome Boateng’s exit from the club, Badstuber did not want to speculate as to what the rationale was for the Bavarians to let him go.

“That was a special connection between Jerome and Bavaria. We are very good friend,” Badstuber said. “He’s had so much success. We would do well not to judge what happened internally if we don’t know what exactly happened.”