Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp described the big loss his team suffered against Real Madrid as a big blow, noting that they should learn from it in the upcoming matches.
Klopp said in a statement to BT Sport after the match ended: “The start was great.
And he added: “After their first goal, we became a little ineffective in the upper part of the field, did not pursue them. The second goal came naively and it should not have happened, but it did and we drew 2.” -2″.
And he continued: “In the first situation after the break, they made a long pass to Vinicius. I’m not sure if this was a bug or not. But our defense was not very good. Then we fell behind 2-3. “
And he continued: “It won’t help us against a team that excels in counter-attacking, we couldn’t get back up after that. You need to play like in the first half for the full 95 minutes, but you also need momentum.”
And he added: “When the score was 3-2, it was the other way around. They became more confident and scored two great goals, one of them after the ball bounced (from the defender’s foot). It is true, it’s a strange situation.”
Klopp implicitly blamed his defense: “We have five or six players and there is no problem (on one of the goals), it cannot be. We were passive when the ball hit us, the only way to slow down the game. slightly down to hold the ball. We have begun”. In the second half we lost the ball in strange moments.
And about the second leg at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in the royal citadel on March 15, the German coach said: “We will go there and play a football match. We are in for a huge challenge. But we have to play in the English Premier League first and make sure we extract lessons from this match.