David Alaba caused a stir in Germany when he was seen kissing his new club Real Madrid badge at his unveiling.
The Austria international moved to Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer and was pictured at his unveiling kissing Real Madrid Badge excitement.
Bayern President Herbert Hainer has expressed his shocking suprise after seeing former Bayern star David Alaba kissing Real Madrid Badge after spending 13 years with the Bundesliga champion and winning 10 league title and 2 Champions League trophy with the German Giants.
However, inspite of this, David Alaba former team mates Jarome Boateng has come out to defend his former teammate gesture to his new club.
What Has Boateng Said About This ?
“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 per cent 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 also claimed to be exicted about his Lyon move, the defender left the German gaint at the end of last season on a free transfer.
“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.”