Alonso: I was right to leave Madrid

Xabi Alonso insists he made the right decision to leave Real Madrid for Bayern München last year and has set his sights on winning the Champions League this season.

The 33-year-old left the Santiago Bernabeu for the Allianz Arena in August 2014 after five years in Madrid and won the Bundesliga title under Pep Guardiola last season.

When asked whether he made the right choice to join Bayern, Alonso told the club's official website: "I think so.

"I've really enjoyed being at the club so far. It's an excellent experience for me and I still hope to have more success this season than last.

"I feel as good as I have done before and I enjoy every minute on the pitch. If that wasn't the case, it would be the moment to stop."

Alonso has previously won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005 and Real Madrid in 2014 and has set his sights on lifting the trophy again with Bayern.

"To win the Champions League with Bayern would be very special for me," he added. "It would be the third team I've won the trophy with, something that only Clarence Seedorf has managed to do to date.

"It would be something very special [to face Madrid], something exciting. I wore the white jersey for five years and I still have a close relationship with the club, and with the people there, just as I do with Liverpool."

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