By 90Min
November 12, 2017

Bayern Munich centre back Jerome Boateng has been the latest player to slam former Bavarians boss Carlo Ancelotti following a number of teammates doing so in the fallout of the Italian's sacking. 

Since the 58-year-old's departure in September, less than 24 hours removed from their embarrassing 3-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, a number of Reds stars have spoken out about their experience in working with the 58-year-old. 

Ahead of the humbling at the Parc des Princes just over two months ago, the former Real Madrid, Chelsea and Juventus manager omitted five first-team regulars in his starting XI, in what now seemed to be one final punishment for those he did not see eye to eye with. 

Boateng has since explained the feelings of those amongst the dressing room as the team was announced, a decision they were only informed of less than two hours before kick off. 

"It was really odd", the Germany international told hone nation news outlet Suddeutsche Zeiting

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"Five of us were suddenly told in the team room — without any explanation — 90 minutes before the game that we weren't playing. 


"You can say that the players in question were shocked."


Perhaps most vocal of the Allianz Arena contingent since Ancelotti's departure has been midfielder Arjen Robben, who stated his 11-year-old son's training sessions had a higher intensity of those overseen by the Italian. 

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Boateng subtly agreed with his teammate, and offered the possible connection that the plague of injuries he has suffered in recent years could well have been instigated by the 58-year-old's match preparation schedule.

"It can never be proven that one is linked to the other, but let's just say we trained differently [under Ancelotti] than how we were used to", the West Berlin defender said. 

"As a player, you know whether you are 100 percent or not."

Since the experienced manager's departure former Bayern boss, Jupp Heynckes has returned for his fourth stint with the club, and Boateng is grateful to have him back. 

"Heynckes is more than the coach with whom we won the treble with in 2013", the centre back added. 

"We spoke on the telephone regularly following his departure. He's one of the few who got in touch when it was not going so well for me, for example during my time out with injuries. 

"His dignified manner has played a huge role in our present success. Every player is considered part of the group, and he makes everyone feel important. 

"That gives us players the feeling that we wish to give something back to this man."

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