Xabi Alonso satisfied to retire at the top

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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.

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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".

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.

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