Lehmann angers rival
Jens Lehmann's desire to play for Germany at the 2010 World Cup finals has angered a rival for the jersey.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 14/04/09 4:34pm
Jens Lehmann's desire to represent Germany at the 2010 World Cup finals has angered a rival for the No.1 jersey.
The veteran keeper announced his international retirement following Euro 2008, but has now made himself available for his country after signing a contract extension with Stuttgart.
Lehmann won 61 caps for his country and fancies one final fling on the international stage in South Africa in 2010, however, Werder Bremen's Tim Wiese is far from happy.
Out of touch
"He is absolutely over-rated and out of touch with reality," he told Bild. "He should remember the way he conceded against Bochum last week. It is a real pity.
"He once was a nice guy before moving to Stuttgart. Nowadays he is only out trying to provoke people. This is just getting on my nerves."
Tim Wiese has the support of Hannover chairman Martin Kind, who commented: "Lehmann's statement is an affront to all goalkeepers picked to play for Germany. Lehmann said goodbye so that's what he should accept."