Jerome Boateng has recently talked about the uncertainty he had regarding continuing with the German champions. The German was rethinking his options in the summer and took his concerns directly to the Bayern Munich board.
After joining from Manchester City in the summer of 2011, Boateng has been a crucial part of Bayern’s best trophy run in their history, establishing himself as one of the best defenders in the process.
The defender, however, has suffered heavily over the last season, owing to the thigh injury he picked up during Euro 2016. Under the previous boss, Carlo Ancelotti, the World Cup winner made just 13 Bundesliga appearances, which certainly wasn’t enough to justify his calibre. Boateng then took the concern directly to the board, but also justified why Carlo opted for alternatives.
Talking to Kicker, as quoted by FourFourTwo, he said, “I had a conversation with the directors about how they see me in the summer, I said I was thinking about it [a transfer]”
“Maybe because I played not that much with him as coach, he saw me too less because of my injuries.”
Boateng knows his team has a mountain to climb this season to challenge for the titles, but has kept faith in Jupp Heynckes, who understands his players better than anyone, which could only bode well for Bayern.
“His attitude that he wants to give something back to FC Bayern is very positive for us as a team. There are not many managers who have such a keen sense of how to deal with players, their approach, their training, their motivation”
Jupp Heynckes has kicked off his new Bayern Munich stint with an impressive 5-0 win over Freiburg. The German played a crucial role in the proceedings and would hope to continue his run in the Champions League as well when the Bavarians take on Celtic on Thursday.