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Sneijder admits that he had drinking problems at Madrid

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Netherland legend admits he had drinking problems at Madrid

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Former Real Madrid star Wesley Sneijder has admitted that he had drinking problems during his times at Madrid.

The former Real Madrid and Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder has admitted that, despite enjoying success in the Spanish capital before moving to Inter Milan, life at Los Blancos got out of hand due to the fame he enjoyed.

No one noticed that Sneijder allowed fame to control him at Madrid. In his two seasons at the European giants, he won a Laliga title and a Spanish Super Cup, but Sneijder has now revealed that the temptations of living the high life contributed to a downturn in his fitness, his marriage and his form at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Sneijder was the world class best player and he also helped his national team to compete in the World Cup, reaching semis and finals of the FIFA World Cup and the Confederations Cup as well.

“I was not aware that moving to Real also meant I moved into the nightlife of Madrid. The fun I had was too much and that had a negative impact on my career at Madrid,” said Sneijder.

Sneijder was not used to the kind of entertainment that he encountered at Madrid and it swallowed him all without being aware that his future would be at risk with Madrid.

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Former Dutch national team captain Wesley sneijder said that he had spent a lot of money on alcohol during his times at Real Madrid.

“I was young and I liked success and to be the centre of attention. But bad things happened there. It was not drugs, but alcohol, I got used to living like a star. You are adored as a Real Madrid player and going out on the street spending thousands of euros and paying for things for people. I cannot say that I was deprived of anything,” Sneijder added.

“I could only be alone and I did not realise that the bottle of Vodka had become my best friend. Physically, I did not realise. I would get up the next day as if nothing had happened. 

Not only drinking was Sneijder’s problem, but he also spent a lot of money consuming alcohol and on people as well. He was loved by Madrid Supporters and he felt comfortable around them hence, he enjoyed spending his money on people.

“I kept training but getting worse each time and clearly less focused. I lied to myself, saying that everything was going to be fine and took refuge in my football intelligence. I sank physically. I ran less, I hid from my coach more. I also thought that nobody would notice,” Sneijder continued.

Source: opera.com
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