Jerome Boateng is determined to fight his way back onto the pitch, despite not starting Bayern Munich’s last three matches in the new year.
Niko Kovac has preferred the centre-back duo of Mats Hummels and Nikalas Sule.
Following the Leverkusen match, Boateng spoke with German television outlet Nitro (via SportBild).
“I wasn’t in the starting lineup — that’s not up to my standards. Football is not always fair, but you have to fight your way out,” said Boateng.
“I’ve come out of very different situations stronger.”