Former Arsenal defender Phillipe Senderos has singled out the sport vs Real Madrid because of the most nervous moment of his career.
“That game, that day at the Bernabeu, was the day that I used to be the foremost nervous in my whole entire life,” he told Arsenal’s ‘In Lockdown’ podcast.
“I remember throwing up before the sport on the sector and before the referee blew because I used to be actually living my dream.
“Playing at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid for Arsenal that was my dream as a child. I wanted to try to that in my life and that I was actually living it so that’s one among my best memories on a gridiron .”
On 21 February 2006, Madrid lost to Arsenal with 1-0 within the First knockout round of the 2005/06 Champions League.
Thierry Henry struck just seconds after half-time to offer the Gunners a shocking UCL victory at the Bernabeu. the maximum amount as Los Blancos tried, they did not win within the second tie and that they, eventually, got knocked call at the first stages.
That episode at the Bernabéu wasn’t the sole time Senderos had a bout of panic before a game. He was regularly overwhelmed by nerves, particularly when facing Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, as recalled by his former Arsenal teammate, William Gallas, in an interview with Radio Montecarlo two years ago.
“That happened, especially against certain players. I saw him against Chelsea, against Drogba, who he was really frightened of playing against. it had been like he was facing his own match before actually playing it.”