Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Has Had It Up To Here With Robert Lewandowski
Last week, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski made some pointed comments to Speigel regarding Bayern Munich's transfer business, which he said was not ambitious enough for an elite European giant like Bayern. Lewandowski was frustrated that Bayern wasn't dropping the insane sums paid by the likes of PSG, Barcelona, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United for superstar players (and Kyle Walker).
This break of ranks was not taken kindly by Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Rummenigge put his foot down in an interview with Bild.
Robert apparently let the Paris transfers irritate him. He’s employed by us as a footballer and earns a great deal of money for that. I regret his statements.
Robert probably also regrets those statements because Rummenigge went IN on him after that:
We have long maintained a serious and successful philosophy and have achieved great success with it.
Fair enough, Karl.
I also do not consider the power of the players to be so great, as Lewandowski can see for himself with a glance at his contract. He has signed until 2021 without a release clause.
Translation: "I can keep you here until 2021 if I feel like it, even if you want to leave, and there's nothing you can do about it."
It would be a real shame if he sees things that way. Loyalty is in Bayern’s DNA and important for our fans.
"The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace."-Michael Jordan
Rummenigge partly blamed Lewandowski's agent for the forward's frustrated comments, but he sent a message to everyone else at Bayern, using Lewandowski as an example.
Whoever publicly criticizes the coach, club, or his teammates will henceforth catch hell from me personally.
If I was a Bayern Munich player, I, for one, would not want to catch hell from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge personally.