In the finals of 2005/06 Champions League Arsenal conquered Real Madrid and Philippe Senderos recalled how nervous he was ahead of the last 16-second leg in the Stadio Santiago Bernabeu.
His father was a supporter of Real Madrid, thus since childhood playing had been his dream.
Senderos shared his experience at Arsenal ‘In Lockdown’ podcast.
“That game was for me one of my best memories in an Arsenal shirt and on a football pitch in general. My dad is Spanish and supported Real Madrid all his life.”
“For me growing up, I always looked at Real Madrid being an amazing team and a team that I would love to play for in the future.
“That game at the Bernabeu was the day that I was the most nervous in my entire life.
“I remember throwing up before the game on the field before the referee blew.”It was because I was actually living my dream, playing against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.”