Soccer-Hungry Alaba is fit and ready for the Champions League final

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Success has followed David Alaba throughout his career and when Real Madrid were crowned LaLiga champions last month, it became the Austrian defender’s 11th consecutive league title.

After winning 27 trophies, including 10 Bundesliga and two Champions League titles with Bayern Munich, the 29-year-old joined Real last year and will play again in the final of Europe’s elite club competition on Saturday against Liverpool in Paris. The achievement will satisfy many players, but it’s not Alaba that says hunger is more.

“I live to be successful,” he told Reuters before the show’s match at the Stade de France. “We live to play in matches like the Champions League final and all the losing stages that we have won against Paris St Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City.

“This is what we love and this is our motivation as high level players. At the biggest stage you have to have a sense of hunger in order to be successful.” Real are in their fifth Champions League final in nine years led by Italian Carlo Ancelotti, the first coach to win a third European Cup with two different clubs and on the verge of a jump Bob Paisley and Zinedine Zidane became the first to win four. multiple.

“From your first day in Madrid, you get to feel the atmosphere and the culture here, that this is the biggest club in the world,” Alaba said. “It’s about the history that this club has written, it’s been very successful over the decades, and you want to write about it yourself. Living here is really special.

“The culture is to have a character who always wants to compete every day, who wants to be the best you can be. And this is what we do every day here. We work really hard to be the best at the end. Day.” FIT

Alaba, who missed Real’s last six games due to a leg muscle injury he suffered in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City in late April, says he has fully recovered and is 100% ready to go into the final. “Liverpool have been a very good team over the years, strong and successful, who have the strength and play with a very high intensity,” added Alaba.

“Especially on offense, they are a high quality team with really strong individual players.” But we have been very prepared and analyzed them. We need to push them and work as a team. This is what is going to be very important. “

Alaba said that the grit displayed by Real during the losing stage to eliminate PSG, Chelsea and City with three outstanding results, created an atmosphere in the dressing room that remained until the final. “When you get to the finals like you did, you have the motivation, the experience, but you also have the hunger to try your best, to try your best,” he said.

“And of course, we want to go to Paris to be successful, win and make our dreams come true.”

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