FSG PR plant
- Aug 13, 2008
Barca were so passive that at the time I was worried what extra-time would look like. I am sure that most of the 5km more run by LFC than Barca was in the first hour, and also sure that the margin for burst sprints was higher. If the game had slowed down for a period of extra-time, I think Barca might have actually found a comfort zone to attack.It was a truely weird game. I'm sure I saw Alisson on the half way line and Matip and VVD well into Barça territory even at 3-3. We destroyed them mentally and physically. Their efforts seemed to become haphassard 'still dangerous mind as it's hard to predict in those circumstances). The only conclusion I can come up with is we were out to win outright and avoid extra time.
Sort of reminded of the line from that old film Gattaca - we won because we did not save enough energy to do otherwise. They went from pressing at 90 minutes to visibly exhausted but overjoyed with one whistle.