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Bayern star reveals how he thought about leaving Bayern

Jerome Boateng has told kicker he thought about leaving Bayern in the summer after an injury-ravaged season.

Boateng suffered a succession of injuries last season, starting only ten games.

When asked why he found appearances so hard to come by with the Italian, Boateng said: “Perhaps I played so few games under him because he rarely saw me in action because of my injuries.”

Ancelotti preferred to use Spain international Javi Martinez in defence.

In the summer, Bayern also brought Niklas Sule to their complement of central defenders, further intensifying competition for places at the back alongside Mats Hummels.

Jerome Boateng found appearances hard to come by under Carlo Ancelotti.

“I spoke to the bosses in the summer about my situation and I told them I was concerned,” Boateng added.

Jerome Boateng has welcomed Jupp Heynckes’ return to the club. The defender was an integral member of Jupp Heynckes’ side that won the treble in 2013.

Boateng said: “Jupp Heynckes wants to give something back to Bayern and this attitude can only be positive for us as a team. There aren’t many coaches like him with such tact in handling players, who wants to improve players using his approach, training and motivation.”

“He’s unbelievably knowledgeable as a trainer. He’s very understanding, approachable and you can talk to him about anything. It is a great advantage when you can go to the coach at any time with your problems or when you are not feeling good. That’s worth its weight in gold.”

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