. However, I wasn't entirely in favor of it," Schmidt admitted on the OMR podcast 

s reported by the German daily Bild. "That doesn't feel right to me.

For a campaign, that would have cost in the middle to upper six figures. 

Dubbed the "sexiest athlete in the world," Schmidt claims that the substantial offer 

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It seems strange that Schmidt would part with that much of cash, given the hefty sum 

originated from a "well-known" business.  he earns from sponsorship deals for German national team players. 

Schmidt disclosed in October that members of the national team receive monthly payments of approximately $739 from sponsorship