Dante believes joining Bayern Munich was the right choice
Brazilian defender Dante believes he made the right choice joining Bayern Munich this summer, but admits he has not fully adapted to his new team just yet.
The 28-year-old signed a four-year contract at the Allianz Arena this summer following a €5 million switch from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach.
The centre-back, known for his large 'afro' hair, made his debut for the Bavarians in Saturday's 3-0 away win over Greuther Fürth, and admitted that playing for Bayern is completely different than doing so for Gladbach.
He told TZ: "Was it a good decision to join Bayern? Yes, definitely. I still have to prove my worth here, though, and live up to the people's expectations.
"I have to adapt to Bayern's style of play a bit more. Things are different here than at Gladbach. We enjoy a lot more possession and don't have to take many risks. At Gladbach, we were often forced to take some risks at the back."
He also praised teammate Holger Badstuber, who had to start at left-back rather than in his preferred position of centre-back at the weekend due to Dante’s arrival.
"Holger did a great job. He's a very good player and an intelligent guy. He also has a great left foot," Dante added.
Dante Bonfim Costa Santos, known as “Dante”, joined Gladbach from Belgian team Standard Liège in 2009 and scored eight goals in 91 appearances.