In this sort of Madrid Montparnasse tower, we met Xabi Alonso, the Leverkusen coach, before his Champions League match against Atlético (2-2). Aurélien Tchouaméni, he had experienced Real’s first defeat of the season, the day before in Leipzig (2-3, October 25). He digested it before an NBA game, one of his passions, the Phoenix Suns, the best franchise last regular season, against the Golden State Warriors (134-105), the defending champion. “Sleep is very late after meetings because of the adrenaline, he specifies. We got home around 04.00, I watched until 7-7.30, because I knew I wasn’t supposed to sleep anyway. » Exfiltrated this summer from Monaco for a maximum of 116 million euros (80 + 20 bonus + 16 million VAT imposed by Spain against the Principality of Rock), the Blues’ rising star gave his first major interview since joining the White House.