Xabi Alonso satisfied to retire at the top

Liverpool Dortmund Klopp

In a typically classy fashion, the former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder wrote: "Lived it".

It was the flawless message to those who were fortunate enough to see the silky Spaniard in his prime.

"He was one of the world's best footballers ever".

Alonso gave us another glimpse of his ability on the pitch when he produced a ridiculous "no-look nutmeg" on Zinedine Zidane back in 2013.

I'm very jealous of your world cup medal.

But the soon to be retired Spanish midfielder has revealed that he does indeed have a few nagging failures that still bother him.

Now at Bayern Munich, Xabi Alonso is retiring at the end of the season after the German club won the Bundesliga title for the fifth time consecutively.

Mortgage rates hold above 4%
There's nothing like a good old fashioned political crisis to make investors nervous and bring mortgage rates lower. It was the fifth straight week that the benchmark 30-year rate hovered around the key threshold of 4 percent.

In his farewell message to Xabi Alonso, Pep Guardiola said: "I bet in 6 months you will be desperate to start preparing for life as a coach".

Alonso, 35, is now set on the path to retirement, and is set to play his final game for Bayern Munich against Freiburg on Saturday before officially calling it a day.

"With Real Sociedad, my club, were one game from winning La Liga [in 2002-03]".

Alonso spent five years at Anfield between 2004 and 2009 and scored Liverpool's vital equalising goal in their historic 3-3 Champions League final comeback against Milan twelve years ago.

"I have perhaps noticed that more from the outside looking in".

The 114-time Spanish global is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation and a real credit to the sport. Since then, the Spaniard has played 78 games for the Bundesliga giants.

What a player. Thank you, Xabi.

Related News:

  • Trump says he's 'very close' to naming a new FBI director

    Potentially complicating his issues with Democrats, Lieberman's firm has represented Trump in past litigation. Lieberman lost his 2006 Democratic primary bid but won Senate re-election as a third-party candidate.
    Brazil's President Michel Temer Clings to Power; Emerging Market Stocks Struggle

    Brazil's President Michel Temer Clings to Power; Emerging Market Stocks Struggle

    Within 90 minutes of the opening, Brazil's main Ibovespa stock index dropped 10 percent and trading was stopped for 30 minutes. The scandal deepened as police searched the Rio de Janeiro home and Brasilia office of Senator Aecio Neves.
    6 men lynched in India over child abduction

    6 men lynched in India over child abduction

    Police officials said that when a police team arrived at the scene, the agitating villagers started throwing stones at the police. The men - identified as Sheikh Naim (35), Sheikh Sajju (25), Sheikh Halim (28), and Sheikh Siraj (26) - did not stop the auto .
  • Donald Trump says he fired James Comey because he was 'unpopular'

    Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said that Rosenstein knew before making his recommendation to Trump that the president would fire Comey. Curbelo urged the creation of a select committee to investigate possible ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

    Bitdefender blocks WannaCry ransomware attack

    The attacks have managed to succeed despite a patch specifically to combat the very vulnerability in SMBv1 that was issued by Microsoft weeks ago.

    Theresa May seeks to tighten government grip on corporate Britain

    Shale companies could undertake "non-fracking drilling" under permitted development rights, the party's manifesto said. May will also keep the government's pledge to cut corporation tax to 17 percent by 2020, the Telegraph said.
  • Warriors throttle Spurs to take 2-0 series lead

    Starting center Zaza Pachulia was scheduled for an MRI exam Wednesday on his bruised right heel after an X-ray was negative. Leonard's defense was top notch, his offense efficient, and the Spurs' size, length and depth gave the Warriors fits.
    Athenahealth, Inc (ATHN) Stock Price Down 19.3% Following Weak Earnings

    Athenahealth, Inc (ATHN) Stock Price Down 19.3% Following Weak Earnings

    The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink . Today, athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN ) stock received an upgrade by Jefferies Group LLC from Hold with a price target of $135.00.

    OPEC panel looking at deepening, extending oil cuts

    The price for July futures of Brent crude oil has increased by 0.65 percent to $52.85 per barrel as of 06:25 (GMT +4). USA producers are not party to any agreements capping production.
  • Trump's first foreign trip has high stakes at each stop

    A White House adviser said Ms Trump, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, will be along for six days of the nine-day trip. The European countries are going to push him to say, hey, we're not getting the credit that we deserve for all that we're doing.

    Warriors drub Spurs to edge closer to NBA Finals spot

    Shaun Livingston scored in double figures for the first time this postseason with 10 points for Golden State . "It's the playoff. If Kawhi Leonard is back on the floor, everything changes. "It's going to be a physical series", Brown said.
    Cannes 2017: Bella Hadid's Wardrobe Malfunction Is Jaw Droppinly SHOCKING!

    Cannes 2017: Bella Hadid's Wardrobe Malfunction Is Jaw Droppinly SHOCKING!

    On second day of the 70th Cannes Film Festival , the Tamasha girl made a bold statement with graphic eyes in antique green. Mohammed Hadid stood proudly by his stunning daughter on the red carpet as she posed for photographs.


Most liked

Macron, Merkel ready to change EU treaties
He is also relatively unknown to voters, fulfilling Mr Macron's campaign promise to repopulate French politics with new faces. Merkel and Macron want to kick-start ties with an alliance some German media have dubbed "Merkron".

Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) earnings up 25% y-o-y
Currently Salesforce.Com Inc (NYSE:CRM)'s shares owned by insiders are 0.1%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 87%. Finally, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD boosted its position in salesforce.com, inc.by 430.9% in the third quarter.

Destiny 2's PC version will launch after console
In Countdown, the new 4v4 competitive PvP mode, the first team pull off six rounds of either arming or disarming bombs wins. For the PC versions, Smith admitted that the developers can not commit to a particular date as of now.

Baahubali: The Conclusion Creates History By Crossing 1500 Crore Mark Worldwide
The film went past the worldwide record of PK at Rs. 743 crore in just six days. Now all eyes are on if it will cross Rs 2,000 crore. This is the highest collection for any Indian film.

Agent in dark over Toure deal
Asked if this kind of inconsistency infuriates managers, Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare said: 'I think the honest answer is yes. The win means the Gers trail Aberdeen by six points with two games left ahead of their clash at Ibrox on Wednesday.

Huddersfield moves 1 win away from the Premier League
At the end, if you play two games and you have to go to the penalty shootout, it says how tight and even the games were. The first leg had finished goalless, and the second leg at the Hillsborough Stadium on Wednesday evening ended 1-1.

Gunfire heard in Ivory Coast cities
In a statement on Sunday, Gen Touré said that numerous mutinous soldiers had listened to earlier calls for them to stand down. Residents said they heard shots being exchanged from early in the morning, describing the gunfire as intense.

US stock indexes edge higher in afternoon trading; oil down
US e-commerce sales surged 63% in the first quarter, including sales from Jet.com Inc. and other recent e-commerce acquisitions. Net sales at Sam's Club, the company's warehouse division, increased 2.8 percent to $14 billion in the quarter.

Severe weather expected to impact Oklahoma through Saturday
Devin Feuerhelm said that his sister, Lenna Samuelson, lives at Prairie Lakes Estates with her two daughters, Ashley and Brenna. Shards of glass were flying at them like bullets, Tyson said: "When your house comes apart like that, there's no place to go".

US FCC votes to advance repeal of Obama-era internet rules
The net neutrality rules were approved in February 2015 when Republicans were in the commission's minority. The process of eliminating net neutrality is officially underway.

Mourinho optimistic goalkeeper De Gea will stay at Man United
Crystal Palace secured safety last week after a big win at home against Hull City in a game that saw the Tigers get relegated. There will be some changes but my team want to play at Old Trafford .

Bobby Moynihan Leaving 'Saturday Night Live' After 9 Seasons
His best known recurring character is Drunk Uncle , who shows up to tell stories on the " Weekend Update " segment. The regular season finale of " Saturday Night Live " stars Dwayne Johnson as host with musical guest Katy Perry.

China's Xi says willing to help end rift with South Korea
For his part, Lee said Moon asked him to express his "gratitude" to Xi for his message of congratulations after the election. His envoy for Russian Federation will leave next week.

Brazil's Temer: 'I won't resign' amid corruption allegations
Impeachment is more likely, since an impeachment request was filed in the lower house shortly after the O Globo report broke. Petrobras and Odebrecht, Latin America's largest construction firm, played leading roles in the bribery ring.

Man charged with murder after NY vehicle carnage
The woman killed in the incident Thursday has been identified as Alyssa Elsman , an 18-year-old tourist from Portage , Michigan . A woman, 18, was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene and her sister was also injured, according to the news outlet.