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Leon Goretzka explains why he didn't hold back from celebrating against Schalke 04

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München's Leon Goretzka doesn't feel there's anything wrong with celebrating a goal against your former club.

Leon Goretzka.
Leon Goretzka.Photo: Rufus46, CC BY-SA 3.0

When Leon Goretzka scored in Bayern München's 5-0 win against Schalke 04, he had no problem with celebrating his goal even though he played against his former club.

Speaking in an interview with Kicker, the 24-year-old said he was simply delighted after scoring and made it clear that he doesn't believe celebrating a goal should be seen as a lack of respect.


"I'm not a fan of holding back from celebrating. I always find it a bit hypocritical," Goretzka told Kicker.

Goretzka joined Bayern from Schalke in 2018.

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