Mercurial Bayern Munich keeper Oliver Kahn has let it be known that Germany would have won World Cup 2006 had they started him in net.
The team claimed third place at home with Arsenal’s Jens Lehmann in goal.
Kahn claims his history is to lose a final before winning it, meaning that a 2002 final loss to Brazil had cosmically set him up for the title.
“I’m not criticizing what Jens Lehmann did, but with me Germany would have been world champions,” he told German magazine Stern.
“I’m convinced of it because the way my career has evolved points in that direction.”