When examining how he thinks Germany needs to approach its upcoming match against Spain, Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn channeled AC/DC.
No, he did not try to incentive the boys with “Money Talks” or try to have the German national team lean on their past success with “Who Made Who.” He did not even break out “For Those About to Rock”, “Highway to Hell”, “Hells Bells”, “Back in Black”, “It’s a Long Way to the Top”, or “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.”
Nope. Kahn called for the boys to play with a little testicular fortitude.
“You need balls in games like this. After the exit in the last World Cup, the players are in a precarious situation. Why shouldn’t we beat Spain? They are a top team, but also a very young one. A win can have positive effects on the rest of the tournament,” Kahn told Bild TV (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “I am fully convinced that Hansi Flick drew the right conclusions for tonight against Spain. I know that he always thinks very, very positively and things like that also work with the players. I really hope that he will send the right lineup onto the pitch.”
I might have went with “Thunderstruck” to get the boys fired up, but “Big Balls” it is...and who is going to argue with Kahn?