David Abala: “Everything is a tad bigger here at Real.”

Speaking exclusively to Kicker, former Bayern Munich and now Real Madrid defender David Alaba discussed his move to Spain and how he’s settled in at his new club.

“I felt this special aura and atmosphere from day one,” said Alaba. “You can tell the history of this club when you walk across the training ground or through the city. This club is something very special.”

The Austria international compared Real Madrid with his former side, Bayern Munich: “Bayern Munich is one of the largest clubs in the world, as is Real Madrid. Nevertheless, everything here at Real is a tad bigger without being disrespectful to Bayern.”

Alaba spent 13 years at Bayern Munich, where he won 27 titles: “I am incredibly grateful to this club for what they have given me.”

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