From 2003 to 2007, Roy Makaay went hunting for goals for Bayern. Today the Dutch striker passes the time as a beer brewer. In an interview with SPOX and goal the 46-year-old talks about his extraordinary hobby and looks back on his time with the German record champions.
Also included: Trouble about his move from Deportivo La Coruna to Munich, extraordinary team building measures by Uli Hoeneß and training under “Quälix” Magath. Makaay also comments on some current issues relating to the Munich team – in particular the injury to striker Robert Lewandowski and his compatriot Joshua Zirkzee, who hardly gets a chance at his loan club Parma Calcio.
Mr. Makaay, how much do you like drinking beer?
Roy Makaay: With pleasure. I don’t drink every day, but once or twice a week – I like that.
And during player times?
Roy Makaay on his beer: “only positive feedback”
Do you miss the Munich wheat beer?
Makaay: It works. We in Holland like so-called special beers. That is stronger than the conventional varieties in Germany.
How much stronger?
Makaay: It should go in the 7 percent direction. But it also tastes stronger.
How is the beer being received?
Makaay: I only got positive feedback. We sell enough to cover the costs, but we don’t care about the money. We brew beer because we like it.
Roy Makaay: Change to FC Bayern instead of FC Barcelona
Makaay: But of course. I watch a lot of games and occasionally work as a TV expert for the German or Spanish league. I would also like to work as an assistant coach again, but nothing has happened so far.
Would you consider returning to Germany?
Makaay: Absolutely. I keep all options open.