Alaba moved to Real during the last summer transfer window, in a free transfer from Bayern Munich.
On the other hand, Sergio Ramos moved to Paris Saint-Germain, so the number 4 became vacant and the Austrian player got it.
The 29-year-old said about this number to the German newspaper “Bild”: “The number 27 I wore with Bayern Munich is not allowed in the Spanish League, so Real Madrid wanted me to get the number 4 shirt.”
He added: “Ramos is an absolute legend, his level on the field and his personality abroad, a role model, but I am Alaba and I do not want to be compared to others, and I prefer writing my own story with the team.”
As for Toni Kroos: “We smiled when we first met in the dressing room, he helped me a lot in the beginning, and it was one of the most important factors that helped me adapt.”
Working with Ancelotti: “I am very happy to work with him again. He is an honest person and a coach with an incredible amount of experience. He welcomed me on the first day in German, which means he still has some things from his experience in Germany.”
Kissing the Real Madrid logo: “For me it was a very exciting day, and I was very happy to come to Real Madrid and I meant to show it, I didn’t mean to provoke anyone at Bayern Munich, because I spent wonderful years there and I will respect this club forever.”
It is noteworthy that Alaba has played 3 matches with Real in the Spanish League so far, and succeeded in providing a decisive pass in the competition, and is preparing for a difficult confrontation against Inter tomorrow, Wednesday, in the first round of the group stage of the Champions League.