Because of Kovac: Boateng reveals reasons for Bavaria’s whereabouts
“His opinion played a very important role in the end. His appreciation also makes me stay here with a good feeling. Especially in the training camp we had a really good conversation”, the 30-year-old told the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”.Niko Kovac, for example, absolutely wanted to hold me.
In the interview he criticized not enough support from President Uli Hoeneß and the Chairman of the Board Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. In addition, he defended himself against criticism. “It is important for me to make it clear once again that I am fully focused on FC Bayern. On the other hand, I don’t like it when things are said about me everywhere and you don’t get public support from the club,” said the 30-year-old.
Bayern Sports Director Hasan Salihamidzic, however, “couldn’t understand all the excitement”. FC Bayern had supported Jérôme Boateng in the past season in the same way they are doing now. The relationship is impeccable. “We didn’t become strangers to each other, but came even closer. We spoke our minds,” Salihamidzic added on Sky TV.
For a long time this summer the central defender was talking about moving to Paris Saint-Germain. In the end, the two clubs couldn’t come to an agreement. “It took me a day or two to process and reflect on all this, but now I’m doing really well,” said Boateng. He wants to sit down with the Bavarian bosses. “I think we should talk again in the near future. That’s what we’ve also set out to do.”
Hasan Salihamidzic Honours
- Bayern Munich
- Bundesliga: 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06
- DFB-Pokal: 1999–2000, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06
- DFB-Ligapokal: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004
- UEFA Champions League: 2000–01
- Intercontinental Cup: 2001
- Bosnian Player of the Year: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006
Boateng, who was tied to FC Bayern until 2021, left it open whether he would stay with the club in the long term. “In football you can never say what will happen in the future, but my focus is now clearly on Bavaria. I am totally clear in my head and look forward to the English weeks, the Champions League, the anthem,” said the 2014 World Champion.
Boateng also mentioned his reasons for the historic preliminary round out of the German national team at the World Cup. “Many leading players didn’t get their top performance, and we didn’t have the one or two boys who stood out and made up for it. And certainly the last fire was missing,” said the 75-time national player. “So there’s something about a few accusations: The team spirit was definitely not as good as in 2014, it didn’t develop, you didn’t feel it that way.
Boateng was critical of the restraint of fellow players after Mesut Özil’s withdrawal from the national team. “That’s one of those things again. Where were the other players who thanked Mesut? Apparently many didn’t dare to express themselves because they thought that it wasn’t going down so well with the German fans. But it’s not about the action with the photo,” Boateng said. “It’s about a great player who has become world champion with us, who has played many international matches, who has changed German football a bit. A number 10 with a migration background! You have to say thank you to that. I think it’s a shame to abstain then.” NetBet is one of the casino games where you have access to the demoplay.