Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch gives his take on one-time teammate Xabi Alonso, he was brief but makes his point loud and clear.
Crouch and Alonso were teammates at Liverpool between 2005 and 2008.
Those three years together left the England man in awe of the Spaniard.
In a Q&A session reported by the Daily Mail, Crouch insists it wasn’t just one or two things that impressed him with the World Cup winner, but really everything.
“One word comes to my mind when I think about Xabi – class.”
“Everything he did was done with a touch of panache, on and off the pitch.”
“He came to Liverpool from Real Sociedad but he had no problem settling into the dressing room, he mixed with everyone.”
“In training, he would rap these short balls into your feet and expect you to deal with it.”
“You would then see him strike these beautiful 50-yard passes that would hit their target like a laser.”
“To see him in shooting practice was also a sight to behold.”
Players like Alonso are game-changers, and it’s clear to see why he won everywhere he went.