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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp controversial statements about ‘little tournament’ AFCON
“I’ve heard that so often that there’s no international break until March. In January, there’s a little tournament in Africa, I just want to say, and I think Asia is playing games, too – South America as well, great, can’t wait, said Liverpool Manager.” “I didn’t mean it like that. I don’t know why you understand it like that.”
“It’s not even close to the idea in my mind that I want to talk about AFCON as a little tournament, or the continent of Africa like a little continent, not at all.
“What I meant is, because people said, and if you watch the full press conference, if you wanted to understand it in the right way you could have understood it in the right way. I said ‘there’s no international break anymore until March’ and I said: ‘Oh and there’s a little tournament in January,’ and I didn’t mean a little tournament, just like you say it when there’s still a tournament. It’s ironic. There’s still a tournament. A big one. We lose our best players to the Africa Cup of Nations.
“I’m not a native speaker, but if you want to understand me wrong you can do that all the time. I know that I would never think like this. I never understand why you thought like this to be honest, but that’s really not OK, because I would never do that, but that’s it now.
“It was not my intention, but you made something of it. That’s not so cool as well to be 100 per cent honest.” “We had bigger chances in the game but we scored with that situation,” he said.
“We could have lost this game tonight, we gave chances away when they could have scored so we should not make too much of it as we were lucky in moments,” he said.
“We had moments when we were not cool to play against; I didn’t expect that tonight because we changed decisive things, to be honest.
“We didn’t expect the boys to be a pressing machine immediately but to grow into the game and that’s what happened. A lot of good things happened tonight but I’m not sure we should make the mistake of saying we are this or that again.
“We will know at the end of the season – but we are in a good moment and we should try everything to keep that going.”