Bayern Munich’s David Alaba was pleased to make his return to action for the club, after missing their last three games due to a back problem
The Austria international started for the Bundesliga champions in their 5-1 thrashing of Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday with Alaba scoring his 18th league goal by striking the ball into the net at the far post with his right foot on the 67th minute of the match.
“My right foot gets better every year and I’m happy it worked out today,” revealed the left-footed player, according to the club website.
“I’m always trying to improve all areas of my game. You need both feet at this level. I was glad to get my reward today.”
The defender was pleased with how the match went for him on his return from injury, with Alaba taking take over the captain’s armband from the substituted Thomas Müller.
“I didn’t have any problems with my back and it felt very,very good,” explained the 25 year-old.
“I was really happy to get the armband. It’s a great honour for me to be on the pitch as captain and lead the team. One of my targets is to grow into the role of being a leader and accept more responsibility. I think I’m on the right track.”
Alaba has scored three goals and made four assists for Bayern in his 33 appearances across all competitions this season.