“You can not say that we are a club that stuck,” Oliver Mintzlaff had said at the press conference on Tuesday at the press conference before the DFB Cup quarter in second division Hannover 96 and reacted to criticism. And even tears of the rage and disappointment showed: “We also affected this here. We were extremely busy. I am also emotionally attacked.”

BACKGROUND: Criticism had emerged because the Saxons initially did not crowd on the cancellation of the games against Moscow. The decision of the international associations, Russia and Belarus from the competitions excluded “the right one”, according to the RB boss. “There is no patent law, it was not about the fact that UEFA has to decline us.”

“The first reaction we had: Sport connects”

As part of the cup of Cup at Hannover 96, the RB managing director then reacted again to all that – and said at “Sky” at the half-time break: “We were disappointed with the non-differentiated and factual inventory, then a few things have sparked.” And on, “The first reaction we had: connects sports. Let us solve the right thing with a boycott or is the counterproductive? We have to apologize for anything.”

The decision of FIFA and UEFA to exclude Russian clubs like Spartak certainly “the right ones”, so mint continued. “That you are corrected, something has to do with the fact that the situations have to be re-evaluated.” For this purpose, the 46-year-old had said something on Tuesday: “Sorry, we did not work every day with a war and what impact it has. Of course we have a social responsibility as a football club – and I believe we perceive that in many areas “

Premiums donate? Minttzlaff becomes clear

But that’s not enough: The RB managing director was also addressed on Wednesday, if RB donates the UEFA premiums, which will receive the club for automatic progress in the Europa League secondary final after the spar cycle exclusion.

We will already do the right thing.

Oliver Mintzlaff over the donation topic

His answer: “When the question, I can only shake a little bit with your head. Everyone has to start themselves. The question is yes: What donate, what do I donate? It’s always easy to talk about the money of other people… We as a club are not only aware of our social responsibility, but since our existence. ” This is an integral part of the DNA from RB Leipzig.

And that’s exactly why it finds mom, “a bit measured. And that’s why I’m in the end too much symbolic policy, that then strange people from us demand what we donate. We’ll do the right thing.”