The Spaniard told El Mundo Deportivo: “I believe that Xabi would fit in well anywhere. He is a very complete player. In addition, after three seasons in England, he now has the aggressiveness you need to dominate.
“I would not change Eto’o for Xabi Alonso. Eto’o is one of the best forwards in Europe, but Xabi also is the best in his position.
“I would be delighted to play with both of them in the same team.”