Cape Town - Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer has backed Xabi Alonso to become a huge success following his recent arrival from Real Madrid.
The former Spain international swapped the Spanish La Liga for Germany's Bundesliga during the recently concluded transfer window, and has effortlessly slotted into the Bavarians' squad.
And, speaking of Alonso's impact, Sammer told Bild: "We have been looking for a defensive midfielder."
"Xabi Alonso has incredible skills, passing and ball control."
"He has an eye for the game, he holds defending ability and he is physically strong."
"He just has to remain fit and healthy.
"Then we will enjoy his spell at our club."