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Hoeness speaks about the Liverpool defeat, James Rodriguez and Joachim Löw

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München boss Uli Hoeness addressed a number of subjects following the 6-0 win over Mainz on Sunday.

Uli Hoeness.
Uli Hoeness.

After Bayern München's 6-0 win over Mainz on Sunday, club president Uli Hoeness commented on the Champions League exit to Liverpool, the plan with James Rodriguez and Joachim Löw's decision to axe Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Thomas Müller from the national team.

Hoeness feels Bayern have rightfully been criticized for a lackluster performance in last week's 1-3 defeat to Liverpool, but underlines he believes the Bavarians can still compete with the best.

"I think we've been playing good football for three months now. We were very weak and played with too little gut on Wednesday. But to say that Bayern aren't internationally competitive is far-fetched to me," he told German media.

James Rodriguez was among Bayern's most remarkable players in Sunday's 6-0 win, scoring a hat-trick. Bayern have the option to sign the Real Madrid loanee on a permanent deal for €42 million, but still haven't decided if they want to do so, says Hoeness.

"James played very well today, and we have to decide whether we'll sign him or not in the end. But on the whole, he's a great player. The coach also has to say what he wants eventually."

Furthermore, Hoeness said he plans to have a private talk with Joachim Löw about the Germany coach's decision to exclude Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Thomas Müller from the national team.

"I have decided to discuss the topic with 'Jogi' Löw in private. That's all I have to say about that," the Bayern boss underlined.

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