Bayern Munich general manager Christian Nerlinger has hit back at Mehmet Scholl after he suggested Mario Gomez could do more for his team.
The 26-year-old Gomez was the hero in his country’s Euro 2012 opener, scoring a 72nd-minute winner against Portugal to get his side off to a flying start at the continental event.
Despite Gomez scoring the match-winner, Scholl suggested the former Stuttgart forward could work harder in the course of matches, and would see his goal tally shoot up if he did so.
Nerlinger, however, said the comments were unwarranted.
“I find the criticism of Mario excessive and completely inappropriate,” he told Bild.
“I really can’t understand the criticism.
“Mario is one of Europe’s top strikers, and to single him out for criticism after such a tough game, where the entire team struggled, is out of order and wrong.”
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