David Alaba rejects speculations: ‘Right now all that matters is Bayern’

David Alaba has rejected any questions on his future at Bayern Munich as the defender is only looking at the club’s Champions League campaign. The Austrian international’s future at Bayern has been in doubt in recent weeks as Alaba has been linked with moves to Chelsea, Juventus and FC Barcelona.

Alaba, however, is not interested in talking on his future and is focused on Bayern’s Champions League clash with FC Barcelona later this week. “My focus is on the next few weeks and that’s why I don’t let anything else distract me,” he said, as beIN SPORTS reports.

In the quarter-final Bayern and Alaba will have to beat Barcelona to progress into the semi-finals. The defender is aware of the challenge that awaits him and his teammates. “I think it will be even more intense in the next few weeks and that’s why we want to prepare well in Portugal so that we’re ready,” the Austrian international added.

“The anticipation is huge, of course. Barcelona have a good team, we are aware of that, with very good, individual players. But we want to counter that and go to Portugal with confidence. We need each other, [we cannot] hide.” The winner between Barcelona and Bayern will face the winner of the match-up between Manchester City and Olympique Lyon in the semi-final.