In Spain, as well as elsewhere in Europe, the arrival of David Alaba (29) at Real Madrid did not cause a scandal. But in Germany, fans and some Bayern Munich executives did not appreciate the day of the Austrian defender’s presentation. The reason ? The player drew Munich’s wrath after kissing the Casa Blanca crest. A gesture interpreted as a huge lack of respect for Bayern. Faced with the controversy, the neo Merengue was justified.
“I want to explain myself: that day we took a whole series of photos. For me it was an exciting, exciting and very moving day. I was happy to have finally arrived. I wanted to show how happy I was to be able to take on a new challenge. I didn’t want to provoke anyone by kissing the Real Madrid crest, especially not Bayern and their fans. I spent 13 incredible years there, very moving, very positive. I was able to develop myself as a person and as a player, the fans have always supported me, I never forget that. I will respect and love the club forever ”, he told Sport Bild.