Alonso labeled 'fantastic'

2014-09-25 14:14
Xabi Alonso (Supplied)

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."

Read more on:    bayern munich  |  bundesliga  |  xabi alonso  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.