Wesley Sneijder lifts the veil on the hell of the alcohol at Real Madrid which cost him his marriage


The former Dutch international Wesley Sneijder has admitted that his best friend was a bottle of vodka when he was a galactic of Real Madrid.Sneijder, 36, has revealed how he had hit the alcohol significantly during his two years at the Bernabeu after his arrival at Ajax for 25 million pounds sterling.

He said that the bosses of Madrid have managed to cover the worst excesses of his life style of partying – but his love of a drink has cost him his first marriage and the best years of his career.

Sneijder admits all this in his new autobiography, saying: “I didn’t know that the fact of moving to Real also meant that I settled into the nightlife of Madrid.

“I’ve been sucked in. I was young, I loved success and I loved all the attention. This is where it had to go wrong for me later in my life.

“I was using no drugs, but I drank, and I had a life-style of rock’n’roll as one of the stars of Real Madrid. All the things I was doing were all hidden.

Sneijder has lifted the lid on her hell of alcohol at Real Madrid

“Even when I was completely drunk, I was driving in the streets and spent thousands of euros to pay for all the drinks in each place.

“I was weak and I showed no resistance. I let people treat me like a star. There was always a teammate with me at Real Madrid – and usually it was Guti. ”

The first wife of Sneijder, Ramona Streekstra, is a party with the son of the couple Jessy when the feast of the player has become too important and then asked for the divorce.

But it was the signal for him to hit him harder the bottle.

Sneijder said: “I have fought by myself. I hate to be alone. And why would I if I had as many friends with which to spend time with? I didn’t know that my best friend was the bottle of vodka.

“Other me have pointed out. Ruud van Nistelrooy has said, Arjen Robben has told me They martelaient, telling me to keep my discipline as a player.

Sneijder, after having signed for Real in August 2007

“They said that if I continued like that, I probably wouldn’t live through for a long time.”

The Real has won the title of la Liga in his first season – but he was sold to Inter Milan for a reduced price of 12 million pounds sterling a year later.

He then won the title in Serie A, the champions League and the Coppa Italia under the direction of Jose Mourinho.

Sneijder said: “I wasn’t as good, nor focused, or concentrated.

“My professional attitude was not worthy of Real Madrid. I lied to me by claiming that I was doing well.

“In reality, I’ve managed to stay in the team because of my intelligence in football. Physically, I’m straight down. ”

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Sneijder also to withdraw the veil on the huge culture of games of chance in the Dutch team.

He said: “Patrick Kluivert owed me € 30 000 at any given time – and I let him go. ”

Sneijder added: “I did a lot of partying with a lot of bad friends and women and alcohol.

“It became uncontrollable in a terrible way. I came to net and I admitted everything to my second wife, Yolanthe, and I told him that my heart was with her.

“I don’t know what pushed me to do so. Ego? Money. Power? Lust? Yes – but now I feel the pain because Yolanthe now lives in America.

“It was the woman of my dreams. I lost because I messed up everything. “


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