Courted by Paris Saint-Germain over the past summer, Lucas Hernandez ultimately opted to stay at Bayern Munich. The French international explains it.
Landed at Munich in the summer of 2019 for 80 million euros, Lucas Hernandez had a complicated first exercise on a personal level. If from a record standpoint the versatile French defender has achieved a fabulous league-cup-Champions League treble, his season was undermined by a long knee injury. And once back on his feet, he was then barred by competition from young Alphonso Davies. What could have given him desires elsewhere …
“Not a single second did I consider a departure”
In the end, it was not. In an interview with France Football, the native of Marseille assured that he never thought of leaving the Bavarian ship, thus declining the advances of the PSG. “I have always felt the confidence of the club, whether it is from the managers, the coach or my teammates,” he said. They told me they were counting on me. When I wanted to know what my prospects were, I was quickly reassured. Not for a single second did I consider a hasty departure. “
“I wanted to fight at all costs”
And to continue: “I wanted at all costs to fight to regain my place of holder and to follow up as much as possible to return the confidence which the club granted me by recruiting me last year”. A choice that proves to be a winner today since the former Colchonero has regained a starting place in Bavaria (10 appearances this season). It must be said also well helped by the injury of the phenomenon Alphonso Davies, affected to the ligaments of the ankle and still absent for several weeks.
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