Xabi Alonso, former partner of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, has visibly chosen his camp between Bayern Munich and the Merengue. According to him, Manuel Neuer deserves to win the gold Ball 2014.
The former Spanish international Xabi Alonso has once again proved that Bayern Munich now has an important place in his heart. During an interview with journalists, the former midfielder of Real Madrid gave Manuel Neuer as a favorite for the gold Ball 2014. At that moment, Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance did not seem to matter to his eyes. According to him, the German Porter is one of the best in the world. In this interview, Xabi Alonso also referred to the role of Toni Kroos in Merengue. It was also because of the arrival of this player that Xabi was pushed towards the exit.
“Neuer is largely the best goalkeeper I have worked with,” said Xabi Alonso to the journalists of the German daily Sport Bild, quoted in his edition of the day. “It would just be that this year’s Golden Ball comes back to him, there is no doubt about it.” I knew that Neuer was an out-of-series player but when I arrived at Bayern, I was even more surprised. With respect to the Kroos case, there would be no confusion between the two midfielders. “I talked a little bit with Toni Kroos …” For me it is one of the top five midfielders in the world. It will be decisive for Real Madrid. […] On an individual level, it will always be difficult to deal with Messi and Ronaldo. If the success in selection prevails for the gold ball, then the Germans leave with an advantage. In any case, I cross my fingers so that the winner is one of my Bayern teammates.