Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness refuses to back down after his recent criticism of the Germany national team and striker Miroslav Klose.
The 60-year-old is adamant that his statements have helped die Mannschaft evolve into a better side, and thinks that coach Joachim Low should be thankful for them.
"If Jogi Low is honest, he should have already sent me a bottle of champagne. Because what I said is a big help for him," Hoeness told Abendzeitung.
"I have only said what he actually should be thinking already. I think internally he will be saying, 'He [Hoeness] is actually right, but he shouldn't have said it'."
The Roten chief then went on defending his previous statements, claiming his accusations were just "a hint, maybe even a desire" rather than an attack.
Finally, he also clarified his comments on forward Miroslav Klose, saying: "If there is somebody in this world who disagrees [on Gerd Muller being a better striker than Klose], then I don't understand the world of football anymore. It was a simple fact."
Germany are currently getting ready for their World Cup qualifying clash against Sweden, which is set to begin at 20.45CET.