Liverpool supporter Jamie Carragher has admitted that his team was not the better team on the eve of their extraordinary Champions League success against Milan in Istanbul in 2005.
The Reds famously scored three goals in six minutes to clear their rival’s lead in Turkey and force a penalty shootout, which they then won.
This match is widely regarded as one of the most extraordinary sporting achievements of the 21st century, with Rafa Benitez’s achievements still being praised by supporters and rivals, but reflecting the match a year and a half later when he prepared to restore the game, Carragher has recognized that the team best of the day are people who go home empty-handed.
Liverpool Echo. “That doesn’t mean we can’t win. However, when you go down 3-0 in the first round to a much better team, it’s hard to say ‘right, we will do this and this and this to get back to the game’. “data-reactid =” 22 “>” We knew before the match that Milan were far better than us, “he told Liverpool Echo. “That doesn’t mean we can’t win. However, when you go down 3-0 in the first round to a much better team, it’s hard to say ‘right, we will do this and this and this to get back to the game’.
“Milan’s performance is extraordinary. For 114 minutes, they give one of the best performances you’ll see in the Champions League final.
“Half the team will win the World Cup the year after that. Shevchenko was the best striker in the world at that time, Kaka went on to become the best player in the world with Ronaldinho for the next few years.
“It’s a special team that gives a special performance apart from six minutes, but that’s football and that’s what makes our sport the best. That’s a bit strange. That is called a miracle, and indeed it is – a miracle. “
Carragher further weighed on the timeless international popularity of the match, adding: “Even when I go on vacation during the summer, every time I go to a hotel, bar or restaurant somewhere in Europe, if someone sees me or finds out who I am, the first thing what appeared in the conversation was Istanbul.
“What makes Istanbul so special is because of the way we won it. It affects Liverpool fans more than anyone, but it is a game that will be remembered throughout the world. That means something for people. You will not get the finals like that. “
to request modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]