Steffen Baumgart rows back. Recently there was a small dig at his old protégé Anthony Modeste – now the Cologne coach puts his statement into perspective.

Baumgart rows back: After Modeste’s initial difficulties at BVB, Steffen Baumgart said: “We can see right now that if a team isn’t acting like that, you might not score as many goals as before. You have to say it so clearly.” Now the Cologne coach rows back to “Bild”: “I didn’t mean it that way.”

Short, compact, clear

“Tony was worth his weight in gold”: In fact, he just wanted to say that the many chances and crosses last season were the secret of his success. “That’s why someone like Tony was worth his weight in gold,” says Baumgart.