Real Madrid defender David Alaba has actually exposed he didn’t want the club’s number four shirt, vacated by Bernabeu legend Sergio Ramos, when he finished a totally free transfer from Bayern Munich. Ramos wore the number 4 shirt throughout his 16 years at Real, winning 5 La Liga titles and 4 Champions Leagues. Prior to that, it came from another legend in Fernando Hierro.
Alaba is the most recent player to acquire the shirt for Real. He is not burdened by the pressure of such an esteemed jersey but has confessed he would have picked a various number if he could. The Austrian preferably wanted to keep the very same number 27 shirt he had actually formerly worn for a decade at Bayern on the logic that he declines to be compared to anyone else by taking control of their t-shirt.
” The number 27 was the one I even worse at Bayern, it’s not allowed in La Liga and theclub wanted me to wear number four,” Alaba described to Sport Bild.”Sergio Ramos is an outright legend. His performances on and off the pitch make him a role model. But I am Alaba and I do not want to be compared to anyone. I wish to write my own story here.”
Alaba is Real Madrid’s latest number four/ Soccrates Images/Getty Images La Liga guidelines restricted Alaba from taking 27 at Real. First-team teams in Spain’s leading flight should just include t-shirt numbers from 1-25, with one, 13 and 25 booked for goalkeepers only.
Shirts higher than 25 can be worn, but just by players promoted from a club’s B team during the season, not by permanent members of the first-team squad.
As such, Real’s number 27 shirt is presently registered to 21-year-old Castilla midfielder Antonio Blanco, who divides his time between senior and reserve team levels.