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August 28, 2014
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Why, Xabi, why?

How could you do this to us? I had only just begun to get my head around the fact that we Spain fans will no longer have the pleasure of seeing him being the boss of the midfield, and then this happens.

(At least he won’t have to wear the dragon shirt now.)

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Cosi permalink
    August 28, 2014 12:27

    My heart stopped when i heard the rumor…. retiring from the NT and RM! Absolutely heartbroken </3

  2. Gigi permalink
    August 28, 2014 12:50

    I am in complete denial over this. I just can’t believe it. Your thoughts are mine. WHY?????

  3. Violette permalink
    August 28, 2014 14:28

    What a shock..but I somewhat want to hear what he’ll tell us tomorrow…however right now I just want the transfer window close as soon as possible

  4. jazzypom permalink
    August 28, 2014 14:38

    LOL, yeah, he looked really uncomfortable wearing on the dragon shirt. I guess he realised that he’d be wearing this all season and went, “NO!”

    I kid, I kid. I’m a Liverpool fan, I come in peace.

    To be honest, I remember watching the third outfit presentation and thinking that Alonso looked distinctly switched off. He’s usually polite and reserved, but normally engaging, but he seemed a bit blunted in that press conference. So when the news came over the wire that he was retiring from the selección, I expected that- but then the Bayern Munich thing- I was shocked.

    I really thought that he’d have finished his career in Madrid. I know it took him a while to click into Madrid emotionally after he left Liverpool, but he really seemed to enjoy it, comparing winning la decima as the best win he’s ever had, and how he felt like a Madridsta, white until death and the rest, I was like, “Wow, he’ll finish his career there”. Especially with the brand he built himself over there in Real and as a part of La Roja – only to find out that he actually reached out to Bayern Munich at the end of the day? Shock.

    Alonso was always more politic and steelier than people realise, tbh.

    What’s the mood like in Spain now?

  5. August 28, 2014 14:57

    I think I’ll go cry now

  6. August 28, 2014 15:49

    When I woke up this morning to this news, I actually broke down and cried.

    And I’m an Arsenal fan who was ecstatic that we actually got a spot at the Champions League.

    Xabi has been my favourite player for a decade now and I’ve grown so attached to him. When he left Liverpool, I wasn’t gutted because I was so happy he would go to a team that recognises his talents and his overall flawlessness. I will sorely miss Madridista Xabi, but I will always wish him the very best. I have learned to love Madrid because of Xabi and it truly breaks my heart to see him go.

    I don’t look forward to it, but I’m anxious to see the press conference.

  7. August 28, 2014 20:54

    I cried when I found out. This is just too much to take in.

  8. August 28, 2014 22:47

    NOOOOO, why Xabi, why???

    I am in denial of sorts and don’t get what’s going on. I see no rational reason but on the other hand it’s Xabi so I would not believe it was a decision he did not think through, knowing his reflectiveness and intelligence.

    Another bummer is that it’s to Bayern, I am not such a fan to say the least, the only good thing is Javi could be united with the classy Professor. Liverpool I would get, I would be even happy about it a bit, but Bayern I would never ever expect!!!

    Oh how much I will miss the Classy One in RM! Without him their is now not even a small hope that Sergio and Cristiano would pick a little from Xabi’s clothing style…

    All in All, sports- and classy-wise, a BUMMER!!!!!!

  9. August 28, 2014 22:50

    I will also now go and find All the posts with Xabi’S Posing gifs. irreplaceable Prince.

  10. August 29, 2014 04:53

    Oh, I was expecting this post. This is very disappointing news indeed but if he is happy I am happy.

  11. Abby permalink
    August 30, 2014 23:44

    Whyyyyyyyyy!????? Xabi!!! Whyyyyy???
    I wanted to see him retire in Madrid
    I’m heart broken . It will not be the same at all .. A vacant spot in the RM midfield and my heart

  12. Chandy K permalink
    September 1, 2014 01:07

    This article here did a decent job of speculating why Xabi decided to leave, and honestly, this is what I’d like to believe more than anything else. Imagining him as a manager makes me so unbelievably happy.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2180458-xabi-alonso-from-he-is-not-for-sale-100-percent-to-let-me-go

  13. rojafan permalink
    September 1, 2014 06:48

    Okay, that’s almost it for me! I started following Real Madrid for a few reasons, one of them named Xabi Alonso. Over the years, I’ve followed through you and come to love this team, but every year I feel a loss of one of my beloved players. I thought it was foolish to let DiMaria go, but why, Xabi, why? Especially to that team? Okay, so I figured it out. Both DiMaria and Xabi are worried about getting bitten! Yup, that must be it!s😉

  14. Abby permalink
    September 3, 2014 15:16

    Ok now imagine my pain guys..
    I live in the USA . There is no broadcasting of the German
    League teams here.. No way to see Xabi in action at all for me now…
    I feel sick

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