Xabi Alonso: I was right to leave Real Madrid

Xabi Alonso: I was right to leave Real Madrid


Former Real Madrid star Xabi Alonso says he has no regrets over his decision to leave the club last summer for Bayern Munich.

The World Cup winner player for Los Blancos for five years and was a key member of the side that won the Champions League and Copa del Rey in 2014. He left that summer in somewhat of a surprise move as he wanted a fresh challenge.

And his decision to experience something new proved correct as he’s gone on to establish himself as a central figure in Pep Guardiola’s side, winning the Bundesliga in his first season in Germany.

Speaking to Bayern’s official website, Alonso said he is happy with his decision and has np plans to retire soon.

“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,” he commented.

And he said he’d love to win the Champions League again whilst facing his friends from Madrid.

“It would be the third team I’ve won the trophy with, something that only Clarence Seedorf has managed to do to date. It would be something very special [to face Madrid], something exciting. I wore the white jersey for five years and I still have a close relationship with the club, and with the people there, just as I do with Liverpool.”