Matthew criticizes Alaba: “This is not child benefit“

Praise for Bavaria, criticism of David Alaba (28)!

Lothar Matthäus welcomed the decision of his former club to withdraw the contract offer to David Alaba. „At some point you have to position yourself as a club and make a mark. That’s what they’ve done,” Matthew wrote in his column at TV station Sky. At the same time, Matthew criticized Alaba. „The offer of eleven million euros plus another six million euros as bonuses is not child benefit. Who makes so much money in our society? Max Eberl made it clear yesterday. Solidarity is particularly important now in the Corona era. And that goes for soccer stars, and perhaps especially for them,” said the 1990 World Champion.

Bavarian President Herbert Hainer had announced on Sunday evening on Bayerischer Fernsehen that the club wanted clarity after months of poker with Alaba and his advisors by 31 October. „There is no longer an offer,“ said the 66-year-old. The association wants planning security for such an important position and personnel. „If he only wants more money, then he unfortunately chose the wrong times. Now I’m curious what his agent is attracting for him, whether there is a club that has better conditions for Alaba,“ Matthew said. But the Austrian is not as important as other Bavarian stars. „However, a Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer and Robert Lewandowski are a bit more important and therefore also in the salary structure above him. David is hard to replace. Müller, Lewy and Neuer are irreplaceable,” Matthew said.