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Xabi Alonso to snub Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid, says Germany legend

Lothar Matthaus believes Alonso will stay at Bayer Leverkusen

Germany legend Lothar Matthaus has made a bold prediction about Xabi Alonso's future, suggesting that the former player will turn down offers from Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid to stay at Bayer Leverkusen for at least another year.

Alonso focused on Leverkusen, not interested in big clubs

Matthaus emphasized that Alonso is not swayed by big club names or financial aspects, highlighting his commitment to Leverkusen and the team he has built there. Despite being linked with top clubs like Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid, Alonso's priority is reportedly winning titles with Leverkusen in the upcoming months.

Matthaus backs Alonso for Bayern Munich

The former Bayern star believes that Xabi Alonso should be at the top of Bayern Munich's list for the head coach position, praising his credentials and successful work at Leverkusen. However, Alonso's current focus remains on his current team, showing a dedication to his coaching role similar to his playing days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do football players need to wear shinguards?

Shin guards must be worn by all footballers. They protect the lower leg, which is vulnerable to injury from collisions and tackles. The shin guards protect the lower legs from injuries such as fractures and severe bruises. Football’s governing bodies require players to wear shinguards as a way to promote safety.

What factors should I consider when selecting a football?

Consider the size, construction, and material of a football when selecting one. The size 5 is standard for all players over the age of 12 including adults. The size of the shoe should be based on your age. Leather should be used for natural grass while synthetic materials are best for surfaces with rougher textures. Thermo-bonded footballs are more waterproof and retain their shape better than those stitched. Durability, touch, and flight stability are also important characteristics to examine.

Can I wear my athletic gear or do I have to wear football-specific apparel?

Although you can technically play football with any athletic clothing, it is recommended that you wear football-specific apparel as they are designed to improve performance and comfort. Jerseys and shorts are usually made of lightweight, breathable materials that allow for optimal airflow, reducing overheating and sweat build-up. The fit is also tailored to enable a full range of motion, which can improve your overall agility and response times during play.

How do I know if my football boots fit properly?

If you want to ensure that your football boot fits properly, it should not be too tight. It should allow some movement of the foot without causing the boot to slip. To avoid jamming your toes into the boot when you run or kick, there should be a space of about a finger’s width between the toes of the boot and the front. You should also consider your foot width and choose a boot that fits narrow or wide feet. To ensure a perfect fit, always try boots on with football socks.

Should I wear compression gear when playing football?

Compression gear can be helpful for footballers. It may help to increase blood circulation and reduce muscle fatigue. The tightly fitting material is also believed to provide a degree of muscle stabilization. It’s up to you whether or not you choose to wear compression gear. Your comfort should be your primary concern when selecting compression equipment.


  • Data shows that thermo-bonded footballs, known for their consistent performance, are preferred by 65% of professional football clubs for matches.
  • Approximately 40% of amateur football players wear boots that are not properly fitted, increasing the risk of foot injuries.
  • Research has indicated that around 60% of football-related ankle injuries could be mitigated with the correct choice of footwear.
  • A survey found that nearly 80% of football players believe that high-quality football socks are essential for optimal performance.
  • Around 25% of youth football players have reported using equipment that is either outdated or not suited to their position on the field.

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How to choose the correct size and fit of your football cleats

A good fitting football shoe is key to ensuring maximum comfort and performance. A correctly sized cleat should allow for about a thumb’s width of space between your longest toe and the end of the cleat. They should fit snugly in the middle of the foot with little or no movement around the heel. The upper part should feel snug, but flexible enough to allow for natural foot movement. To get the best fit, always try on your cleats while wearing the socks you plan to wear for matches.

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