Alonso keen to face Gerrard
By Al Campbell
Updated Wednesday, 7th February 2007
Xabi Alonso is looking forward to coming up against Steven Gerrard tonight.Alonso and Gerrard will play against each other tonight as England take on Spain in a friendly at Old Trafford. Alonso is keenly awaiting the clash.
"I'm really looking forward to it. We have been speaking about the game at Melwood for a long time, as we are really excited about it. It is a big game, in a big stadium. Playing against Stevie will be exciting," said the Basque.
"I'm sure Rafa will keep a close eye on the game, even though he hasn't said much about it to us.
"He has got a lot of players involved and he will probably spend most of the time worrying about injuries rather than the final result. But the fact I have so many teammates involved makes it very special for me and I'll have a smile on my face."