David Alaba explains why he rejected Real Madrid

David Alaba has ignored the siren calls coming from Real Madrid.

The Bayern Munich player, in an interview with 'Sport BILD', has made it clear that he has no intention of leaving the Bavarian club:

"I play in Munich for one of the best teams in the world and I feel very good here, that is why I renewed my contract."

The Austrian full-back extended his deal with the German champions until 2021 last March.

The footballer also showed his enthusiasm at the prospect of gaining greater importance within the Bayern team this upcoming campaign, which will be his seventh at the club:

"I have just turned 24-years-old but I have spent a lot of time at the club. 

"Yes, I want to assume that responsibility. It is something I can identify with."

Alaba also spoke about the position on the pitch that he will occupy under new coach Carlo Ancelotti.

The Austrian international hopes to play "as much as possible" and it seems that he will return to being the starting left-back:

"Carlo Ancelotti knows where I feel most comfortable. The coach has also made it clear to me that I can play in different positions, but he has seen games from the past and knows that I form a good tandem with Franck (Ribery) on the left.

"We understand each other practically without looking."

Regarding the German Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, Alaba thinks that "it will be special, as much for the reacquaintance with Mario (Gotze) as the game itself.

"The two best German teams are facing each other, a good test before the start of the league."

A return to the Signal Iduna Park for Gotze, who has rejoined Borussia Dortmund, which Alaba hopes will be a placid one.  

"I hope the fans do not whistle him. I think he has done a lot for Dortmund and has given those fans some very good moments in the past.

"I am sure that Mario has a lot to offer them in the future. He made his decision and I only wish him the best.

"For me personally, it is a shame because we got on very well off the pitch."



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