Hansi Flick, Germany coach: “I read this information about my exchanges with (Jérôme) Boateng. To say that I told him to go there (to Lyon) would not be totally true. I often have discussions with players, especially when they need a second opinion to make decisions. It is true that we often exchange with Jérôme. But he’s old enough to know what he wants.
I think it’s good that he’s playing for a team that competes in international competitions. During the last two years, he has made a lot of efforts to find a very good level. Regardless of age, if there are players who can help us become better, then they are welcome. “