Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp has blamed his team’s performance in Madrid last week as the reason for their Champions league exit.
The Reds lost by 3 – 1 against Real Madrid last week and needs to overcome a two goal deficit to progress to the next round of the competition. However following their goalless draw last night, it means their quest for European glory this season has come to an end.
The German tactician (Klopp) spoke to the media shortly after the game and has this to say,
“We started the game extremely well and could have obviously scored there early, but we didn’t. So, we were good in the game, we played much better. We didn’t lose the tie tonight, we lost the game obviously in Madrid, that’s clear, with the performance we put out there, which was not good enough. Today it was good enough to go 1-0 up for sure and then it would’ve been a different game.”
” So, with the experience of Real Madrid and the situation like you have to chase a game, that you have to score and stuff like this, it got more and more difficult obviously. So they controlled the game from a specific moment on, had then their counter-attacking chances themselves. But obviously what we saw tonight, with two good performances we would’ve had a better chance to go through. One good performance without scoring then anyway was not enough.”