An end of an era is approaching for Bayern Munich, and an end of an era for football in general.
Following the announcement of Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm which is yet to be confirmed, another Bayern Munich star has revealed retirement plans.
Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso surprised the football world with his social media revelation which carried a big message in only a couple of sentences he put in a tweet reading:
“Lived it. Loved it. Farewell beautiful game.”
Xabi Alonso then opened up on Bayern Munich website, claiming he didn’t want to wait until his legs failed him, adding that he was struggling with performance consistency that has been one of the strongest suits throughout his glorified career.
“It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but I believe it’s the right time. I always thought it would be better to quit sooner rather than later. I still feel good, but I believe this is the right moment”, he said.
Alonso explains he wanted to finish his career while still at the highest level, which he is given a chance to do at Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich officials did not waste any time in showering the praise on the Spanish midfielder, who has been one of the best players in the team since his arrival in 2014.
Xabi Alonso will remain remembered as a Liverpool legend, who will forever hold an iconic status at Anfield, where he won the Champions League trophy in his first season with the Premier league club after joining from Real Sociedad.
Trophy-laden midfielder is well on course to finish his career with a new piece of silverware as Bayern Munich continue their rout in the Champions League and Bundesliga.
The Bavarians are playing Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday and can be found at the betting odds of 1.53 (8/15) @Coral to record a HT/FT win.