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David Alaba defends kissing Real Madrid badge amid Bayern Munich anger

David Alaba has explained kissing the Real Madrid badge at his signing ceremony.

Alaba upset many Bayern Munich supporters with the gesture.

But he told BILD: "It doesn't mean that I no longer love Bayern. It was just a very special day for me.

"It was the beginning of a new stage, but I didn't want to provoke the Bayern fans at all, where I spent thirteen wonderful years. I will always be grateful to the fans and the club for giving me the opportunity to develop as a person and a player. Munich became my second case. I did not want to hurt sensibilities."

Alaba added: "The work with him is fantastic. In Munich we already had a very good relationship and the enthusiasm he transmits in each training session has not changed."


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