SHOWS: MUNICH, GERMANY (JANUARY 7, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
(SOUNDBITE) (German) BAYERN MUNICH BOARD MEMBER, OLIVER KAHN, SAYING (on ALEXANDER NUEBEL): "I think we all know what kind of talent and qualifications Alexander Nuebel has.
So this was a very wise, strategic decision to say that if Alexander Nuebel is available, we have to commit such a great goalkeeper.
Also, he already said quite clearly that he is ready to stand back and that he is ready to learn from Manuel Neuer." STORY: Former Bayern Munich captain and goalkeeper Oliver Kahn on Tuesday (January 7) defended his club's decision to take on 23-year-old Schalke 04 keeper Alexander Nuebel.
Speaking during an event in Munich where Kahn was officially presented as a new Bayern board member, he called the decision "very wise" and said Nuebel was a "great goalkeeper." Oliver Kahn, nicknamed "The Titan" who won eight league titles between 1994 and 2008 with the Bavarians, signed a five-year contract after the board voted unanimously in favour of the move Last month, Schalke's Nuebel made headlines after a brutal foul on Eintracht Frankfurt's Mijat Gacinovic in their 1-0 win, facing a lengthy ban.
The keeper, who charged knee-first into his opponent to send him to the ground, was sent off with a red card as his foul left German fans in shock.
Gacinovic, who suffered bruised ribs, said it was an unfortunate incident and said that Nuebel did not do it on purpose.