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02-Nov-2020, 08:58 pm

Alaba says reports of €125m deal demands are 'false' and defender is 'frustrated' with Bayern after contract withdrawal


David Alaba Bayern Munich 2020-21

David Alaba says he is "disappointed and hurt" atthe way he has been treated by Bayern Munich after the European champions withdrew their offer of a new contract for the defender.

Bayern president Herbert Hainer on Sunday revealed the Bavarian giants had taken the proposal for a new contract off the table afterthe club set a deadline of October 31 to reach an agreement.

Alaba, who found out the contract offer had been withdrawn via the media,made it clear hewas not given enough time to come to a decision and feels the club should have corrected "false" reports of the demands he has made.

"I didn't know how Bayern would react. After the last talks Itold Bayern I don't have time," the 28-year-oldsaid ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Salzburg.

"Seven days are not enough for me to decide, I told Bayern that immediately. We'd been travelling a lot, we've hadaway games, I told Bayern immediately that I wouldn't react."

He added: "I've mentioned many times before that I would prefer to keep internal discussions internal. The way I've been portrayed over the last couple of months, the way Bayern want to portray me, I can understand fans are frustrated with me.

"If people depict me as the way Bayern Munich have, which isn't true, I understand why people are frustrated. I can guarantee to every fan these numbers going through the media are false.

"In the last couple of months I was disappointed and a little hurt these numbers were never corrected by the club, these numbers were always passed on to the press, so of course I was frustrated thatBayern never said anything about the numbers in the media but there you go, what can you do."

The long-serving left-back has been linked with a host of Europe's top clubs, but says he remains happy at Bayern and has not thought about a move.

"I'm happy to be here, I'm happy to be part of the team," he said.

"I really enjoy playing for Bayern Munich and I'm not worried about my future, I've not thought about other alternatives. I've not been in touch with any other teams or clubs.

"Bayern willalways be my first club I would contact and that's why I've never really thought about where to transfer if I did."

Head coach Hansi Flick still hopes a deal can be struck for Alaba to extend his stay at Bayern.

"Let me be totally honest, I'm going to say something about David –then I'd really like to talk about Salzburg," he said.

"I'm not at all happy that we have to talk about this topic when we havetwo extremely difficult away games.

"Regarding David, I'd be really happy if he stays beyond this season, he's a fantastic player and fantastic human being.

"I want to emphasise that again because he's extremely important for the team on the pitch, off it, he embodies certain values and is extremely popular with the team and fans. I'd be really happy if he stays.


Source : goal.com

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