Virgil van Dijk was there Saturday after the 3-1 defeat of Liverpool against Real Madrid in the bizarre expired final of the Champions League quite through.
“This is terrible. Really terrible. I have this feeling not even once in my career to have experience,” was the first reaction of the Dutch defender for the camera Veronica.
“It is hard to believe that we have not won, that we the cup may not have caught. We knew that that was going to be difficult, but also that they have problems with us. That they have also at times had. But yes…”
Liverpool had a defeat mainly thanks to two blunders from goalkeeper Loris Karius, who has the ball in the 1-0 against the leg of Karim Benzema threw and at 3-1 a afstandsshot of Gareth Bale through his fingers let slip.
“The 1-0, I have not even seen. It was very strange. You know that it is even more difficult. We, however, came back, and put them after the 1-1 even well under pressure. But when were they wonderdoelpunt. The qualities that they have”, referred to by Van Dijk on the wonderful bicycle kick which Bale the 2-1 made.