Guardiola Factors Affect Decision Alonso Join Bayern
Munich – Xabi Alonso revealed that the presence of Josep Guardiola as coach helped influence it chose to join Bayern Munich. Alonso admitted targeting the Champions League for the third time.
The former Spain international has scored berseram Bayern debut as his side drew 1-1 with Schalke last weekend. In the game, Alonso played for 67 minutes and the performance is quite commendable.
Alonso transfer to Bavaria could be considered surprising. Moreover, after Bayern’s Toni Kroos sold to Real Madrid. However, Alonso did not have to think long to say ‘yes’ because there Guardiola.
“I know Pep for a long time and the possibility to work under his direction was one factor that motivated me to move,” said the former Liverpool player was in Marca.
During his career, Alonso has twice lifted the Champions League trophy (Liverpool, 2005 and Real Madrid in 2014). Alonso is now aiming for a record Clerence Seedorf, who won the trophy with three different teams.
“It is desirable trophy all players. Really lucky I‘ve won it with two clubs it will be amazing if it won the third,” said Alonso.
“The road is still long, but there is no doubt that it is our target.”