Van Buyten has been a key player in new head coach Louis van Gaal’s team.
“I needed the first season after my transfer to Bayern acclimatise to the new environment and the pressure. Nevertheless, now I sense the coach’s faith in me. I’ve been given the chance to show what I can do,” said Van Buyten to the official Bayern website.
“This has been my best half-season so far. It’s always special when a defender scores. My goal for the remainder of the campaign is scoring as many goals as possible. At Marseille, I once scored ten in a season.
“However, I’m going to enjoy the holidays for now and then make sure I’m perfectly prepared for the second half of the season.”