Speaking ahead of their pre-season tour in the US, Xabi Alonso believes that the sport is growing in America, whilst remaining excited ahead of the coming Bundesliga season.
Bayern Munich will play AC Milan, Inter and Real Madrid, before returning to Germany for their Super Cup game against Borussia Dortmund.
“There’s a real fanbase in the US..that support is great,” said Alonso. “Hopefully it’ll be as big as NBA and NFL.”
Carlo Ancelotti replaced Pep Guardiola as Bayern Munich’s head coach over summer, whilst the former Liverpool midfielder insists it’s now the start of something new.
“We had good years under Pep. Now a new era with Ancelotti is starting, everyone is excited,” added Alonso.