Found November 06, 2012 on NESN.com:
Xabi Alonso believes Steven Gerrard would walk into any team in the world — including the great tiki-taka Spanish sides of the last few years. Alonso has played with some of the best midfielders ever as Spain has claimed FIFA World Cup and consecutive UEFA European Championship trophies. But he thinks his teammate from 2004 to 2009 — who played his 600th game for Liverpool on Sunday – would fit right in alongside the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta had he been born in Spain. “Absolutely, there’s no doubt,” he told Real Madrid TV in an interview on behalf of Liverpoolfc.com. “He could play in any national team in the world because he has so many great qualities. He is flexible. He can play at the English pace or he can associate with the ball very well. “He is a very intelligent player, so he could play anywhere — not just any national team but any club in the world. But he has been a one-club man and that’s something I really admire.” Alonso played 210 games for Liverpool, finding ...
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