Jurgen Klopp’s man of the match comments in post-match press conference labeled “savory” by fans

In his post-match press conference after Real Madrid beat Liverpool in the Champions League final, Jurgen Klopp claimed that “something is wrong with the other team” when a goalkeeper wins the Man of the Match award.

Los Blancos won the biggest prize in European football at the Stade de France on Saturday night thanks to a 59th-minute winner from Vinicius Jr, but it was goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who made the difference at the highlight in Paris.

The Belgian shooter made nine record saves helping the Blancos win the trophy for the 14th time. This compilation proves it was one of the great goalkeeping performances of all time.

From key saves in the first half to deny Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, to maintaining that subtle 1-0 lead with another wonderful save to stop the Egyptian striker – Courtois almost single-handedly took the title home to Madrid.

The 30-year-old wants fans to “respect” his name after Saturday’s Man of the Match performance.

“I saw a lot of tweets that said I would feel humiliated,” the former Chelsea goalkeeper said in his post-match interview. “It was the other way around.” Today I needed to win a final – for my career, for all the hard work, to respect my name because I think I don’t have enough respect, especially England. I’ve seen a lot of criticism that I wasn’t good enough or whatever. “

A few minutes later, in his post-match press conference, Jurgen Klopp said the defeat in the Champions League final was “tough” on his part.

The German also pointed out that when the goalkeeper is the man of the match, then “something is wrong” for the other team, a statement that got many fans talking on social media.

He began: β€œThey scored a goal, we didn’t, this is the simplest explanation in the world of football and it is still hard, hard to get. [but we] respect it of course.

“When the goalkeeper is Man of the Match, then something is wrong with the other team, so I think we have had three really great chances where Courtois has made incredible saves. I would have liked to have had a few more of this caliber.”

Klopp continued: β€œI think Real made a shot on goal, right? And that was a goal. But look, I understand 100 percent and compared to 100 percent why to play soccer and do this kind of competitions is to win the game, and whatever you do, as long as it’s in the rules, is allowed and you can do it. Everything is alright.

“We had to defend in moments too, only we blocked shots or something. We played a good game, but when you lose 1-0 you have to admit that it wasn’t enough.”

Klopp’s comments have been criticized by many online, with some pointing out that Reds goalkeeper Alisson scored a “Man of the Match” performance in this season’s FA Cup clash against Chelsea.

There was also talk of the Brazilian’s exit against Spurs in the 2019 Champions League final.

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