Ex-Liverpool star Xabi Alonso reveals his three career regrets

Date published: Thursday 18th May 2017 3:46

Xabi Alonso has ranked his failure to win the Premier League title with Liverpool among his three biggest regrets of his career in football.

The Spaniard won the Community Shield, FA Cup, Champions League and UEFA Super Cup in his time at Anfield but couldn’t quite manage to win the league in England.

Alonso is set to retire at the end of the current season following a glittering career at the top of the game but he admits there are some regrets.

“Maybe I have three (regrets),” Alonso told The Times.

“With Real Sociedad, my club, we were one game from winning La Liga (in 2002-03). With Liverpool we were so close to the Premier League. With Bayern, so close to the Champions League.

“But maybe that would be too much to ask, too perfect. If you can call them regrets … but that’s just football.

“When I look back, I can be happy that I’ve done what I wanted, dictated my path.”

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