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Bayern Munich commercial manager Uli Hoeness has criticised Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s decision to delay naming his World Cup goalkeeper until May.

Hoeness has blamed Klinsmann for Bayern keeper Oliver Kahn’s recent dip in form.

“Not making a decision on the starting goalkeeper after the last friendly against the United States (on March 22) was irresponsible,” Hoeness told Sport-Bild. “It’s psychological terror, absolute psycho terror.”

“We could have avoided all these problems,” he added.

“The clubs are paying the price for this. The intensification of the goalkeeper issue has become a huge problem. The hunt for the job has caused a lot of problems.”

Kahn made glaring errors in Bayern Munich’s 2-2 draw against Cologne at the weekend, and also made a made a mistake in Germany’s 4-1 win against the United States last month.

Meanwhile, Kahn’s rival for the position, Arsenal’s Jens Lehmann, is enjoying good performances in Arsenal’s Champions League campaign.

Lehmann has not conceded a goal in 667 minutes in the Champions League, as Arsenal equalled Milan’s seven game Champions League run without conceding a goal.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has also expressed his frustration at Klinsmann’s dithering.

“The whole issue is getting on my nerves and it’s time to make a decision,” he told Bild.

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