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Neymar devastated and in the arms of David Alaba. Even so, the final in the Champions League between Bavaria and Paris will be remembered. Alaba now tells what prompted him to dry the superstar’s tears first.
Et was one of those scenes that was very touching. That deserved respect. Final whistle in the final of the Champions League, Bayern have defeated Paris Saint-Germain. Bliss, ecstasy, howl of triumph. But also tears. With Paris – and especially with Neymar. You could see David Alaba heading for the unrestrained weeping superstar.
While Jérôme Boateng jumps into the arms of Manuel Neuer behind him, Niklas Süle rushes up with a group of joyful team members, Bayern defender Alaba holds the defunct PSG striker in his arms. Give comfort, say a few nice words. Neymar, his look alone showed, was grateful for this moment when triumph and tragedy met, were very close – he himself was devastated.
Alaba now told what made him make this grand gesture. Why he did not first celebrate the victory like the others, but rather carefully devoted himself to the big loser.
“Neymar carries the whole club on his shoulders”
“Neymar is a player,” said the Austrian, “who has a lot of pressure and a lot of weight. Who carries the whole team, the whole club on his shoulders. ”That is“ impressive ”for him, as the 28-year-old Brazilian“ does it. How he always has a smile on his face. This is very important. We all love this sport – and I can see that with him too ”.
Neymar had repeatedly failed in this game due to Bayern goalkeeper Neuer and was kept in check by the Bayern defense. He stayed goalless. While Alaba was still holding him in his arms, Bayern coach Hansi Flick came over and caressed Neymar’s neck.
Alaba itself attributes the triple profit to a large extent to Flick. He is “a person for whom we players are very, very grateful. For which I am very, very grateful as a person. I have a completely different view of it now that I’m a father. As a trainer I perceive him differently ”.
Alaba said he was just grateful to “have him on the sidelines and in place. He’s a coach who simply gives us a lot, and we players just try to pull along completely and implement that and give it full throttle ”.
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