Philippe Senderos recalled how nervous he was ahead of the last 16-second leg in the Stadio Santiago Bernabeu during the finals of the 2005/06 Champions League when Arsenal defeated Real Madrid.
That game for Sendreros was one of his best memories in an Arsenal shirt and on a football pitch in general.
His dad being a supporter of Real Madrid motivated him to dream to play football since childhood.
‘In Lockdown’ podcast, Philippe said, “My dad is Spanish and supported Real Madrid all his life. For me growing up, I always looked at Real Madrid being an amazing team and a team that I would love to play for in the future.”
“That game at the Bernabeu was the day that I was the most nervous in my entire life.
“I remember throwing up before the game on the field before the referee blew. It was because I was actually living my dream, playing against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.”