The two goalkeepers´ feuds hit the headlines in the build-up to the 2006 World Cup, after which Kahn retired from international football, but Lehmann has paid tribute to a man who left an indelible mark on his own career.
"Despite all our rivalry, I have got to say that your attitude has always impressed me immensely," said the Arsenal goalkeeper in a message broadcast to Kahn, a studio guest on Germany´s ZDF television.
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