Bayern Munich’s honorary president Uli Hoeness has lashed out against the financially strong competition of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, which are financed with a lot of money from Qatar or Abu Dhabi. “So far, they haven’t won anything. Nothing at all. The two associations do not have a single Champions League title, ” he told the podcast “11 Leben”, which critically examines the life and work of Hoeness in 16 episodes over a total of about 27 hours.

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For the 69-year-old Hoeness, the appeal is to “show them, “your sh… money, that’s not enough!”” When asked about the Qatari club boss Nasser Al-Khelaifi from PSG, the long-time Bayern president said: “The difference between him and me is: I worked hard for the money and he got it as a gift.”

In the final of the premier class 2020, Bayern had triumphed against PSG with a score of 1:0, last season the French prevailed in the quarterfinals after a 3: 2 success in Munich and a 0: 1 in the second leg thanks to the away goals rule. “They will continue to lose to us,” Hoeness stressed: “Not always, but sometimes.” That has to be the goal, “and if we win against them, I’m really happy”.

“We have a totally clear conscience”

After nine championships in a row, Hoeness would like more competition in the Bundesliga. “Should we stop the operation now so that the Bundesliga becomes exciting again or should we play with ten men in the future? This is a tiresome discussion. I’m also not happy when I see that when we are 1-0 down, that not much can happen anymore. I don’t like that either,“ Hoeness said. However, FC Bayern will do a “devil to say, after a 3-0 lead, we will only continue to play for six.”

For Hoeness, the reports about the supposedly purchased “summer fairy tale” are a myth. “The 2006 World Cup has not been bought. I’m sure of that,“ Hoeness said in the podcast. Even the former World Cup-OK-boss Franz Beckenbauer, who was once accused in this context, “knows nothing at all,” claimed Hoeness. The process for the home tournament was discontinued in April 2020 due to the statute of limitations.

“No pig believed in the World Cup bribery at that time. Which I also absolutely do not see. One hundred percent not,“Hoeneß stressed, also with a view to allegedly questionable test matches of his Bayern around the World Cup award abroad. “We have a totally clear conscience,” Hoeness said.