Alonso: Klopp deserves the Ballon d'Or and I wish Zidane included

Alonso: Klopp deserves the Ballon d'Or and I wish Zidane included

Find out about Xabi Alonso's opinion on Klopp and Zidane

Xabi Alonso, the coach of Real Sociedad youth team, confirmed that Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, deserves the Ballon d'Or, wishing to sign Zinedine Zidane.

"Since I stopped playing football, I've been thinking about coaching, and even when I was a player, I had two notes to take notes about the teams we play in, so I felt my future was training," Alonso said in an interview with the French newspaper L'Équipe.

"Working with young players is different, I have 15 to 25 years of elements and you have to have their trust and trust in you. I think my career as a player has helped me with this."

The former Real Madrid and Liverpool player confirmed that he does not have a specific coaching philosophy but is trying to take advantage of the available elements as well as deal with the course of different matches.

He continued: "The perfect coach for me is the one who can read the matches well and has managerial skills so I see that Jürgen Klopp is the best coach at the moment and I do not say that because I have already played for Liverpool but because he has a great charisma and has a perfect relationship with the players and manages the games In a successful way. If there's a golden ball for the best coach, he'll get it."

"I can't talk about it, only time is there to know if I'm ready for this stage or not." If I want to include one player from previous generations of my team, it will be Zinedine Zidane."

"There are some coaches like Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola who have a distinctive style of play, but there are others like Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid or Ernesto Valverde in Barcelona who don't show a clear form and in my opinion this is not a crisis because it is necessary to adapt and be flexible, even Pep learns A lot in Germany as well as in England and good for his style.""

He explained: "Bayern Munich with Pep was very dependent on the parties and getting them deep with players like Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry but in Barcelona the midfield trio Messi, Iniesta and Xavi were the focus of building attacks. At Manchester City, he has Sané and Sterling who attack in the halves of the spaces. Pep is a smart coach who knows what the team needs."

He concluded: "Liverpool is a team with a great history and the stadium is always the source of strength and we saw what he did against Barcelona in the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain is still building their team and have not yet reached what teams like Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Liverpool have achieved and are closer to Manchester City. I think PSG will work even though it's hard."

Paris Saint-Germain has not won the Champions League title and it was their best achievement since Nasser Al Khelaifi took over the champions league quarter-finals.

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