Xabi Alonso, a player of Real Madrid and who is part of the 23 man final Spain squad says that he has not made up his mind on whether the 2014 FIFA World Cup is his last international tournament to ever play again as far as his football career is concerned.
Aged 32, the Real Madrid superstar seem to be much prepared for his sixth international tournament. Do not forget that he was part of the squad that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup that was held in South Africa and are both the 2012 and 2008 European Champions.
Alonso did not however play in the Confederations cup in the last summer due to a hip injury that he was nursing. It is after his recovery that he led his club, Real Madrid clinch last season’s UEFA Champions League.
Alonso is said to continue with his football career beyond the 2014 FIFA World Cup as long as he will be fit. When talking to cope radio station, he said that the final decision on him calling it quits to the international tournament has not been made.
He says that all his attention is now focused on the task ahead, the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He adds that other decisions will be made when the summer tournament comes to an end. He said that he won’t hesitate if at all his body allows him to keep on playing.
In the domestic level, Alonso praised Jose Mourinho for being able to make real that much competitive in the whole Europe after more than 5 years of campaigns that always ended up to be disappointing.
In a total of three seasons that Mourinho was the manager of Real Madrid, he was able to lead the team to the semifinal stages of the Champions league. Carlo Ancelotti who is the new boss led the team to win it 10th European Cup in just his first season at the club.
Alonso did not feature in the team that played against Atletico Madrid in the finals of the Champions League.