Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn is well-known for tempering his ferocious lion's roar from his playing days and stepping into his club leadership role as a measured, relaxed executive. Still, sometimes the beast will emerge from within — and when Bayern dropped another two Bundesliga points in the dying seconds of Der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund, Kahn's frustration was...palpable.
Kahn has now taken to Twitter to emphasize the same points he’d made to reporters the day prior — helpfully re-posting a video of his outburst:
Dieses Ergebnis haut einen doch vom Stuhl… Ein verrücktes Fußballspiel mit einem frustrierenden Ende für uns. Dass wir mit dem Abpfiff das Tor kassieren, ist mehr als ärgerlich. pic.twitter.com/z6Muhwi5lK— Oliver Kahn (@OliverKahn) October 9, 2022
That result is going to blow your mind... A crazy game of football with a frustrating ending for us. The fact that we conceded the goal with the final whistle is more than annoying.
We have ourselves to blame for this draw, because we could have decided the game earlier or just defended it more consistently. But it goes on and we want to be number 1 as soon as possible! #WeiterImmerWeiter #BVBFCB #MiaSanMia
“We did everything we could to allow the 2-2,” Kahn had said after the game (via Sport1), when asked about his viral moment. “We should have decided the game long before. We have to play some situations in a better way, then the game would be decided. BVB were pretty dead and we brought them back to the game ourselves.”
A former Bayern goalkeeper himself, Kahn knows all too well the agony of conceding goals — and especially in this fashion. As CEO, he’s now had to watch the script play out time and again even just in the past year — VfB Stuttgart earned a penalty to equalize in stoppage time in September, and Bayern were sucker-punched out of last year’s Champions League thanks to a late Villareal goal.
“I have to go back a long way to remember a season like this where we always have a lot of chances to score and we can’t close the games,” added Kahn.
With the result, Bayern find themselves still third in the Bundesliga — and table-toppers Union Berlin and SC Freiburg each have a match in hand.
“We’ve got to get going fast now,” Kahn declared. “We can’t rely on the teams above us always drawing or losing. We have to get to first place quickly.”
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