Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the final match of the Champions League at the Stade de France, Paris, on 29 May. Reds full-back Andrew Robertson insists his team are determined to take revenge against Real Madrid after defeat in the final three seasons ago.
Liverpool have made it back to the Champions League final for the third time in the last five seasons. The last time they entered the Champions League final was in the 2018/2019 season, Liverpool managed to become champions after beating Tottenham Hotspur with a score of 2-0.
One season earlier, Liverpool also made it to the final and met Real Madrid in the 2017/2018 season. At that time, the Reds fell 1-3 to Los Blancos.
While 2019/2020, Liverpool could only step up to the last 16 of the Champions League because they fell to Atletico Madrid. While last season, 2020/2021, Liverpool were stopped by Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Liverpool Ready to Respond Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (left) duels with Real Madrid’s Casemiro during the 2020/2021 Champions League quarter-final 1 leg duel at Alfredo di Stefano Stadium.
Liverpool clearly have a bad record against Real Madrid in their last two meetings, including in the 2017/2018 Champions League final. The defeat experienced by the Reds at that time made Andrew Robertson disappointed.
Now that the opportunity to meet Real Madrid has returned, he doesn’t want Liverpool to just throw it away. Andrew Robertson wants the Reds to beat Los Blancos on this occasion.
“Listen, obviously the final against Real Madrid didn’t go the way we wanted and they also knocked us out last season. So since I’ve been here, we haven’t beaten Real Madrid,” said Andrew Robertson as reported by the Liverpool Echo .
So it would be nice to fight them again and try to beat them because we haven’t been successful.”
Focus first on the Premier League Liverpool players celebrate the goal scored by Fabinho against Leeds United in the Premier League match week four at Elland Road, Sunday (12/9/2021).
So despite having a grudge against Real Madrid, Andrew Robertson doesn’t want Liverpool to focus too quickly on the La Liga giants. Robertson wants his colleagues to focus on winning the remaining two matches in the Premier League.
It doesn’t matter who you play against. You want to win the trophy and that’s my mindset, but also Real Madrid’s mindset,” said Robertson.
The determination to win the trophy ndrew Robertson appeared solid on the left side. The player numbered 26 plays equally well when defending and attacking. He made four key passes and managed to reduce the action of Samu Chukwueze well.
After winning two titles this season, namely the Carabao Cup and FA Cup, Liverpool still has the potential to get two more titles, namely the Premier League and the Champions League.
Andrew Robertson also emphasized that Liverpool always try to be able to show good performances in order to realize the best results from the opportunities they have.
We have stood tall, put in a good performance, worked hard because it was important and we are happy to have two trophies in our pockets,” said Robertson.
“It was incredible and we are still fighting for the Premier League. It is out of our control, but we will obviously be fighting for the Champions League when the time comes.”