He added another Bundesliga title to his collection, but it was the last one. Xabi Alonso played his last professional game in Bayern’s 4-1 triumph over Freiburg, lifted the Bundesliga trophy, celebrated with fans, teammates and family, and before leaving the field he admitted that getting used to life without professional football will be a challenge.
I’m very satisfied to close my time as footballer. Inside there is a lot of emotion. There were moments in the game I was about to break
the Spaniard told a reporter, wearing his medal for winning the Bundesliga.
The sensation I had today was a mix of emotion, nostalgia, melancholy and sadness, but at the same time happiness, it’s a lot of stuff and I don’t know how to process it
Alonso said. Will he miss football?
I accept I am going to miss playing because it’s such an important part in my life. It’s going to be difficult to fill that gap. Life goes on. New challenges for me, it’s time to try it. It’s a beautiful feeling. These memories will stay in our mind forever. I remember playing with my dad, and my kids will remember this as well
the former Liverpool and Real Madrid star said, having spent several minutes before talking on TV, ‘parading’ around the field carrying his kids in his arms.