Xabi Alonso is expecting a tough test against VfL Bochum 1848 on Wednesday night in the DFB Cup. - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Xabi Alonso is expecting a tough test against VfL Bochum 1848 on Wednesday night in the DFB Cup. - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Bundesliga

Alonso exclusive: Bochum 'will be a difficult game'

FC Bayern München's Xabi Alonso has told bundesliga.com that Wednesday’s DFB Cup quarter-final against VfL Bochum 1848 "will be a difficult game" (kick-off: 20:30CET/19:30GMT).

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Despite being dismissed for a second bookable offence against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 20, the midfielder is available to feature at the rewirpowerSTADION in the DFB Cup last eight.

"We took one more point [against Leverkusen]," Alonso, 34, said. "It could have been better but that’s how it is."