Thursday, May 1, 2008

Benitez: We're Playing in the Final Anyway

"S'okay. Trust me."

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez revealed his side's plan to play in the UEFA Champions League Final in Moscow, despite being beaten over two legs by Chelsea.

"Some decisions went against us. You can see this. We deserve to be there. So we're going."

Benitez said that Liverpool will wear their black kit and take up a position spanning both sides of the pitch for the kickoff.

"It gives us the freedom to attack whichever goal is most vulnerable, and it's not possible for us to be offside, as technically both halves of the pitch are our halves."

Without a goal to defend, Rafa may be tempted to throw caution to the wind and opt for all-out attack. But the Spaniard sounded a note of caution.

"You cannot do this in Europe. Everybody says 'Attack, attack,' but you have to be sensible. We will be patient and wait for our chance."

This will be the first three-team Final in a major European competition since Hearts and Hibs drew 2-2 and Celtic lost 1-0 in the Scottish Cup Final in 1967, a game which featured two balls in play, four sendings off, and three bringings-on.

The Final between Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool, is May 21 in Moscow.


Mr Cantona said...

That is hilarious!!! I was there at the Scottish 3 team final, it was a dull afair!

Justin said...

Haha thanks Monsieur Cantona!