Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has opened up about decision to leave Real Madrid for Bayern Munich, and admits facing either of his former teams would be very emotional indeed.
After Bayern Munich fell to a shock 2-0 loss to Arsenal at the Emirites stadium in the champions league on Tuesday, Bayern midfielder Xabi Alonso has opened up about his move from Madrid to Munich, and jokes about reverting to English when speaking German becomes difficult.
Alonso spent five years at Madrid and helped them win the elusive La Decima in his final season. He admits that facing Real Madrid in the champions league would be emotional for him.
a It would be very special indeed [to face Madrid in the Champions League], something emotional”, the Spaniard told Bayern’s official website.
a I wore the Real shirt for five years and still have a strong bond to the club and the people there, as is also the case with Liverpool.a
The 33-year old won the Bundesliga in his first season at the Allianz Arena, and admits he is enjoying his time at the German Capital.
“I’ve really enjoyed being at the club so far. It’s an excellent experience for me and I still hope to have more success this season than last.
“I feel as good as I have done before and I enjoy every minute on the pitch. If that wasn’t the case, it would be the moment to stop.”
Alonso would now want to become only the second player after former Netherlands international Clarence Seedorf to win the champions league with three different clubs. With Robert Lewandowski in the form of his life, anything looks possible for Bayern Munich at the moment. The capital outfit face FC Koln in the Bundesliga on Saturday.