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Boateng on Alaba kissing Real Madrid logo: "Don't make such a fuss"

Sat 04 September 2021 | 11:16

When the Austrian international was seen placing his lips on his new club's logo at his introduction, he sparked a sensation in Germany.

Former Bayern Munich teammate

Jerome Boateng

has supported

David Alaba

after the full-back was chastised for kissing the Real Madrid symbol. 

Alaba joined Real Madrid as a free agent this year and was seen kissing the club's logo on the shirt as he was introduced. 

Bayern chairman Herbert Hainer addressed his "surprise" at the Austrian's decision after playing 13 years with the German powerhouse and winning 10

Bundesliga

and two

Champions League

championships.

Boateng, on the other hand, cautioned supporters not to be taken in by Alaba's gesture, claiming that the 29-year-old was most likely did not mean anything.  

"Everyone knows what importance Bayern has for David. That he did that was determined by the situation or maybe a photographer asked him to do it. You don't know," Boateng, who joined Lyon this week, told 

Sport1

"One hundred percent he had no bad intentions in mind. You don't have to make a fuss about it. 

"For me, Lyon is now my new club and I will never forget that I was with Bayern for the last 10 years. 

"For me it starts all over again, but you don't have to overdo it. I hope that something will develop here for me and that I will be successful with the club. It will be important that I identify with the club."

Boateng's agreement with the Bavarians terminated at the end of last season, and he departed the club. 

He spent ten years with the team, but he claims he is not sorry to leave and is looking forward to his new experience in Lyon.

"I'm looking forward to Olympique Lyon, to a new challenge. My time at Bayern was a very long and beautiful chapter for a footballer these days, but I have often emphasised that I want another change," he said.

"What I said is that I could have imagined extending [my contract with Bayern]. That wasn't the case, so it was done quickly for me. 

"The last two years with Hansi Flick were once again outstanding and we managed to win the Champions League again. I am happy that I got this chance and that we were so successful. Only football writes such a story."

 

 


source: SportMob

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