Bayern Munich captain Oliver Kahn was right to criticise Frank Ribery and himself earlier in the season, Luca Toni has conceded.
Kahn publicly criticised the consistency of the two new recruits last December.
“One or two among the new players have to understand that here, two or three matches isn’t enough. Bayern is not Marseille or Florence, but rather AC Milan, Real, Barca and Manchester United,” said the German keeper.
His comments earned him a fine and ban, but Toni now accepts the keeper was talking sense.
“When I first heard his comments my reaction was one of incredulity, but now, I have to say he wasn’t wrong,” the 30-year-old striker told Bild.
“I’ve come to recognise since then that I’m at Bayern Munich and that you have to win every game. Even when we’re playing every three days. It’s only winning that makes the club happy, that’s something particular to Bayern and I’m happy about it.”
Toni, who is the leading scorer in the Bundesliga this season with 20 goals, admits it’s not all been plain sailing since his arrival last summer from Fiorentina.
“We Italians are very attached to our beloved Italy and I still have trouble speaking German,” admitted the striker.
He revealed that he would seek out club president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, a former Inter player, from time to time in order to converse in Italian.
“That always give a boost to my morale,” he said.