Bayern Munich chief criticizes Jerome Boateng after defeat despite injury

Bayern says Jerome Boateng suffered a muscular problem in his thigh and that a proper diagnosis will be made on the team's return to Munich.

By: AP | Berlin | Published:November 24, 2016 10:21 am
Champions League, UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich, Rostov, Jerome Boateng, Boateng Bayern, Boateng injury, football scores, football news, sports news Bayern’s Jerome Boateng (in red) was injured during the game against FC Rostov. (Source: AP)

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng received no sympathy from club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge despite going off injured in his side’s 3-2 defeat at FC Rostov in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Rummenigge told Sky TV, “Jerome needs to find a bit more quiet again. It’s a bit too much for me since the summer. It would be in his interest and the whole club’s if he came a little down back to earth.”

Bayern says Boateng suffered a muscular problem in his thigh and that a proper diagnosis will be made on the team’s return to Munich on Thursday. The Germany international hobbled off after almost an hour against the Russian side.

It was Bayern’s second defeat of the season, days after its first to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.