The Bayern Munich president has played down the significance of his comments claiming Borussia Dortmund were the easiest of the four Champions League semi-finalists
The outspoken German had claimed that he would rather draw Jurgen Klopp's side in the last four than Barcelona and Real Madrid but the 61-year-old feels his comments were fair.
"If I'm asked, I always respond honestly," the 61-year-old told Bild.
"How was that arrogant? What would they come up with if I'd wished for Barcelona as our next opponent?
"If you'd create a ranking, Dortmund would be third after Barcelona and Real Madrid. That's not arrogant, but objective."
Bayern drew Barcelona in the semi-finals, with the first leg coming in Germany on April 23.