Real Madrid defender Nacho took on Copa90’s five-shot challenge and made it look easy.
The 27-year-old Madrileño showed off his skills at the club’s training ground in Valdebebas, joined by the Cop90 crew.
Make sure you wait until the chip at the end of the video.
From his Real Sociedad days to his journey through Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, Xabi Alonso has had a storied career. And how better to see that journey than through the most popular football game?
In case anyone needed to remember what Alonso with blonde hair looked like, there’s always FIFA 02 and FIFA 03 to refresh your memory.
And while you’re at it, check his overall rating – apart from his debut season and a frankly shocking rating of 69 in FIFA 04, he was always rated above 80, although his pace unsurprisingly saw a drop in his later years.
How do you think Alonso would be rated if he were back in FIFA 19?
England‘s failures on the international arena now go beyond just being well-documented – it’s at a stage where they’re second nature.
Despite the level of individual talent in several England squads that have shown up for tournaments over the last two decades, it’s been almost a given that they would end up falling short – or, more to the point, not even be genuine contenders for top honours.
Lampard recalls hearing from Chelsea teammate Hernan Crespo about how tight-knit the Argentina squads were. Meanwhile, England’s players were never fully unified due to their fierce rivalries in the Premier League.
The former midfielder however thinks the national team is about to benefit from the success at youth level, where the U17 team recently won the World Cup and the U19 team won the European Championships this summer.
With players now coming through the ranks together, Lampard hopes England’s current crop of youngsters go on to achieve much more than his famous Golden Generation.
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