Liverpool defender, Andy Robertson has come out to say that he regrets the clash he had with Lionel Messi in last season’s UCL 2nd leg at Anfield.
Robertson has said he does not like seeing th exchange he had with the Argentine maestro even if he only acted in accordance with the tensed atmosphere.
According to him, he respects Messi and Barcelona and he reacted out of character because it was a very huge night for Liverpool.
He added that Liverpool supporters love the edge and the players love representing them in that manner on the pitch in all games.
His words, “When I look back on things, I don’t really regret anything because I feel as if everything is experience that makes you what you are,”
“But I do look back on that moment with Messi as one regret. I don’t like seeing it. When I saw it afterwards I was gutted.
“We all had the attitude that day that nothing was standing in our way to get to that final and we created that atmosphere around the stadium – me and Fabinho were tracking him and there was a tangle of legs and we were on the floor. To do that to the greatest player that has ever played…
“I have nothing but respect for him and Barcelona, but we went into that game with the attitude that we were 3-0 down, we needed a miracle, we needed something special and if that little thing stopped the best player in the world playing to his highest potential…
“But I do regret it. That’s not me as a person. That’s not my personality. But that night a lot of things happened that you don’t really remember. There was no thought process behind it.
“We were right up for the game. The fans were roaring and you get caught up in it. You’re a human being.
“We were 3-0 down in the semi-final of the Champions League, which we wanted to put right from the season before. It was the loudest changing room I have been in before the game. You could see the focus and the determination in all of us and maybe I went over the line.”
“Liverpool fans like the edge, I think,”
“I feel that maybe this whole team is quite good at representing Liverpool right now.
“Liverpool is a big working-class city. We go out and show hard work. We get beaten in games but what you can’t question is that every time we go out there, we give 100 per cent.”