Alonso: I never saw doping at Sociedad

The influential midfielder has stated that he never saw any banned substances during his time at Real.
Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has insisted that he never saw any doping practices during his time at Real Sociedad.

Former Sociedad president Inaki Badiola revealed earlier this month that the Basque outfit bought banned substances during a six-year period between 2001 and 2007, a claim that has since been denied by the club, and Alonso has now stressed that he was unaware of any alleged doping use.

"During my time playing for Real Sociedad, I never saw or knew of anyone who was involved in using these kind of substances," the midfielder was quoted as saying by The Times.

"Real Sociedad has always been an impeccable club and it will continue the same way."