‘I’m surprised I settled so fast!’ Xabi Alonso talks about brilliant his start at Bayern Munich [Video]

Following his shock move from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich, many questioned whether Xabi Alonso was ducking out, faced with new competition from Toni Kroos.

But those fears were soon allayed, as the Basque midfielder won Man of the Match in his first two Bayern appearances, smashing the record for most touches in a game in the process.

In an exclusive interview with the club’s Youtube channel, Alonso admitted that he himself was surprised with just how well and quickly he settled into life in Bavaria.

At 32, he says that with each passing year he’s altering his game slightly, trying to read the game better in order to run less and save energy.


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