‘It was so painful’ - Alonso on their 5-0 loss against Barcelona
Xabi Alonso reminisced on his life and career on Jamie Carragher’s podcast.
appeared on his former Liverpool teammate
’s podcast to talk about his life and career. He talked about his time at Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and even his international duty with the Spain national team.
One of the most interesting moments was when he talked about his worst time on a football pitch which was Real Madrid’s 5-0 loss against Pep Guardiola's Barcelona in El Clasico in the 2010/11 season.
“The game at Camp Nou that we lost 5-0, that was the worst night I’ve ever lived on a football field,” Alonso said. “After 20 minutes I wanted to leave, go home. Shower and go home. It was so painful, it gave us great determination. At that moment we knew that if we were too nice they were going to kill us.”
Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid then responded well to their loss in the following season by wrestling La Liga back from Barcelona.
Alonso is now coachingReal Sociedad’s B team Sanse
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