These days reminded Jürgen Klopp, the coach of Liverpool FC, in an Interview to a visit to Camp Nou, the finals in Barcelona have suggested on the eve of the Champions League semi-bigger waves than he had expected. On the edge of a short training camp in Spain, he was on 6. December 2016, with his Team in the Catalan capital, traveled to the Champions League game of Barcelona against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Barca won 4:0. The realization that Klopp was in the run-up to the Visit to the Camp Nou on Wednesday (21 hours), and the most Important, and he called, therefore, in memory, was atmospheric in nature: "to have Alone seen, this is not just a stadium and not a temple, it was important for us," said Klopp.
Now you are offended in Barcelona. Because the one or other shortening, paraphrased Translations, and media Tensions, the las in many places as a low estimate. And so the temple was a question the first one that befell Klopp when he went on Tuesday in the press room of the Camp Nou - and infuriated the German coach to some extent. "I have given you before the game 500 000 Interviews and You are out of cash in this sentence. 'Oh, he said 'no temple'`. I've said 500 000 positive things about Barcelona."
that was true, and he continued at it, what the talk will be on Tuesday. Alone: The theme was on the road. Not only the misguided followers of the 26-times champion of the Spanish League were FC Barcelona, saw himself obliged to reply on his Twitter Account: "This is the Camp Nou. Our House. Our Temples. Our Fortress." Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde took the other hand, Klopp. Liverpool's Coach is a Trainer, of - wool as he himself - minimizing the seriousness of the football, "" said Valverde. And anyway, At the end of the Camp Nou was "just a playing field with two goals and 22 players who try to score a goal".
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic wanted to know the comments from Klopp also correctly classified, by the way, according to the interview passage in the German Original. "He (Klopp) wanted to take his players to the nervousness," said Rakitic. However, whether this prevents that on Wednesday evening, a chorus of whistles discharges, when Jürgen Klopp will be presented via the loudspeakers of the Camp Nou in the around 90 000 spectators as a coach of Liverpool?
Klopp will not go in it of course - and a semi-final first leg without a clear favorite to enjoy. While Barcelona semi-finals for the first Time in 2015 in a Champions League (at the time Barcelona went on to win the final in Berlin against Juventus Turin), is fighting Liverpool for the second final in a row. In 2018, Klopp had lost to Liverpool against Real Madrid in the final in Kiev (1:3).
Klopp ennobles Messi as the "number 1" in the history of football
"two years Ago, it was still a huge thing that we have qualified at all," said Klopp. Now, confronted by a "brilliant Team" - even if there are people who think that Barcelona is without them veteran stars Iniesta and Xavi the same. Because Barcelona has always ennobled Lionel Messi, Klopp as the "number 1" in the history of football. "My father said always: Pelé. But I've never seen live," said Klopp. But "it's all about Messi not turning". But to restrict the opponent to a lower Level. Because Barcelona have Messi and ten more world-class players, starting with Marc-André ter Stegen, on Tuesday 27, Gerard Piqué, Ivan Rakitic, of the self in the Form of his life, or Philipe Coutinho, 2018 from Liverpool to Barcelona changed. It ran better without it than I thought, said Klopp. "But we miss him very much."
Barcelona coach Valverde, in turn, was also full of compliments for his colleagues. "He has what he has done in Dortmund, transferred to Liverpool", lectured the former protege of the former Bayern Coach Jupp Heynckes. His team, said Valverde, should allow against Liverpool not blink. "Liverpool has five of these ten-minute 'arrebatos' (in English: outbreaks, seizures), in which you try to roll over You". The Problem is, that never was it foreseeable when the fury of discharge. The other day he saw Liverpool's game against Chelsea, and since Klopp's team have the game (only) in the first fifteen minutes of the second half, set on high power. What Valverde for the entire 90 minutes well worth it: a rival, pressed for 90 minutes is extremely high, with an insane intensity. "It is a fearsome opponent," said Valverde.
What speaks of course for a good result in Barcelona: Klopp has been able to win on Spanish soil, never, like him, an English Reporter vorrechnete something maliziös. Maliziös, because Klopp in Spain five Times, drew one, and only three Times have lost. "That's not so bad, You could've told me present, Yes," said Klopp. And recalled that he had at least achieved at home with a good result against a certain Spanish team: a 4:0 against Real Madrid. Shortly thereafter, he was on the island of Ibiza and in a fully occupied Restaurant ran. No Chance, I told the Maitre - and then Klopp recognized: "You are Jürgen Klopp! Has just won against Real Madrid 4:0! And then I got a table", juxte Klopp.