Munich (AP) – Former Bayern captain Lothar Matthäus is pleased with his ex-club’s decision to withdraw the contract offer to David Alaba.
“At some point you have to position yourself as a club and set an example. They have now done that,” wrote Matthäus in his column on TV channel Sky.
At the same time, Matthew criticized Alaba. “The offer of eleven million euros plus another six million euros as a bonus is not child benefit. Who in our society makes so much money? Max Eberl made it clear yesterday. Solidarity is especially important now in the Corona era. And that also applies. and perhaps especially for football stars, ”said the 1990 world champion.
Bayern president Herbert Hainer had previously announced on Bavarian television that the club wanted clarification on October 31, after months of poker with Alaba and his advisers. “There is no more offer,” said the 66-year-old. The association wanted planning certainty for such an important position and personnel.
“If he is only interested in more money, then unfortunately he has chosen the wrong times. Now I am curious what his agent will attract to him, if there is a club that has better conditions for Alaba.” Matthew said. The Austrian does not have the same status as other Bayern stars. “A Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer and Robert Lewandowski are slightly more important and therefore above him in the salary structure. David is difficult to replace. Müller, Lewy and Neuer cannot be replaced,” said Matthäus.