Citizens of the Bundesrepublik were treated to a rather technocratic postmortem presentation by national team director Oliver Bierhoff on Friday afternoon. Bierhoff analyzed the 0-6 defeat and outlined the German FA's plans for the future with the aid of PowerPoint slides.
Bayern's Karl-Heinz Rummenigge didn't care much for display much, taking the opportunity to lash out again at Bierhoff in an ongoing war of words.
|Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Joachim Löw.||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag|
Speaking to Sky Germany before the kickoff of the Bayern-Leipzig match on Saturday, Bayern boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge didn't shy away from emphasizing that matters don't work that way at his club.
"If I'm completely honest, it's too much Bierhoff and not enough Löw for me at the DFB presently," he said, "If there's bad play at Bayern, the trainer and not the sporting director must answer for it at the press conference. The trainer who selected the team can explain much better than him what went wrong."
Rummenigge suggested that the DFB essentially had their public relations plan backwards and directly called upon Löw to take his case directly to the fans.
"There is no one on the DFB-executive committee who can be considered a football expert," he continued, "I think Jogi Löw would do well to deal with the situation a bit more offensively. He's rhetorically strong and can explain well. People will accept [answers] from him."
Rummenigge last offered directed criticism at the DFB in October, specifically targeting his ire at the association's "marketing first" approach. Bierhoff refuted these accusations with a strong response, accusing the Bayern executive of "repeating falsehoods."