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The dutchman Wesley Sneijder recognized in a biography published this Friday that he had problems with alcohol during his time at Real Madrid and said that his attitude was “unworthy” of the white club.
“I Was young, I enjoyed the success and the attention, I think things started to go wrong there.
it was Not drugs, but alcohol and ‘rock and roll’, and I got used to that , ” said Sneijder in an excerpt from the biography published by the magazine ‘Voetbal International’.
“ I didn’t realize that the bottle of vodka became my best friend , ” said the footballer, a circumstance that he warned his fellow Dutch in the white team Arjen Robben and Ruud van Nistelrooy. “ I was told that would not last long like this . I was playing quite well, but insisted that he could do even better”, he added.
Sneijder habituated himself to spend thousands of euros on their outputs, and inviting to strangers. “I can’t say that I resist enough. is always Went with another player, usually with Guti , ” he said.
The Dutch played in the Real Madrid two years, between 2007 and 2009, and acknowledged that his second season was “dramatic”. “I couldn’t play much, but worse and more sharply, less concentrated. is My attitude was unworthy of Real Madrid . I lied to myself, telling me that everything was going well and I defended myself with my football intelligence, but to me I dipped physically”, explained the midfielder.
on the other hand, gave details about the tug of war that occurred between Ajax and Real Madrid for his signing, as the club of Amsterdam asked for 30 million euros and the target set offered 23 million.
None of the clubs changed their posture during the transfer market of 2007, so that the footballer stood up and refused to play the match of Super cup Ajax-PSV. “I had spent my entire youth in Ajax and after that I played for Ajax in the Eredivisie for years. The club had given me a lot, but I also had returned a lot,” he explained.
The signing was closed on 27 million and his wages went from one to three million euros net with a contract of five seasons, although the Madrid sold two years later to Inter Milan for about 16 million .