Hoeness, Magath Blame Klinsmann for Kahn's slump
In an interview with Sport-Bild newspaper on Wednesday, Bayern's Uli Hoeness accused Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann of waging a campaign of 'psychological terror' on Oliver Kahn that he says is to blame for the goalkeeper's recent blunders.
Hoeness lambasted Klinsmann for his decision to wait until May before picking either Bayern's Kahn or rival Jens Lehmann of Arsenal to be Germany's number one goalkeeper for the World Cup. 'Not making a decision on the starting goalkeeper after the last friendly against the United States (on March 22) was irresponsible,' said Hoeness. 'It's psychological terror, absolute psycho terror.'
Meanwhile, a survey by the Forsa polling institute on Tuesday found backing for Bayern Munich's Kahn fell to 36 percent from 49 in February while backing for Arsenal's Lehmann jumped to 30 percent from 19 two months ago. At least that's what Reuters is reporting.