Retired Xabi Alonso says he is determined to prove his innocence after the accusation of tax fraud.
The former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich ace has vowed to fight to the end to clear his name after Spanish prosecutors accused him of tax fraud. Alonso is alleged to have committed three tax offenses between 2010 and 2012, while he was a player in LaLiga.
"The court has assessed whether or not they are competent to start the case. I have to wait for their assessment, and respect and continue to trust in what justice will decide," he told reporters.
"Now, we have to wait. I'm still confident, as the previous court acquitted me and here I'm continuing to defend my innocence and trust in justice."
He appeared in court in Madrid on Tuesday, where he learned that his case will be postponed until further notice. The 37-year-old retired at the end of the 2016-17 season.