It’s biggest game in my life, I can’t wait- Alisson Becker on Champions League final
Written by: Tushaar Sachdeva
The Brazilian first-choice goalkeeper has kept five clean sheets in the European competition so far this season.
The UEFA Champions League final is just a week away and Liverpool shot-stopper Alisson Becker is upbeat to continue his tremendous form into the showpiece. Alisson Becker made five saves in their semi-final second leg against FC Barcelona as they scored four goals to proceed to the final.
“I can’t wait,” he told Liverpoolfc.com in Marbella.
He added, "Once we finished the Premier League, there were 20 days to prepare the final. I’m looking forward to playing this big game. It’s maybe the biggest game in my life.”
The 26-year-old won the Premier League Golden Glove award in his debut season in England's top flight with 21 clean sheets.
“It was such an honour, such a big award in the world of football," he said. He continued, “The award is not just mine, it’s an award for my teammates also, who work hard to keep clean sheets in the game. It’s a target for everyone.”
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) May 16, 2019
Alisson Becker “That memory (4-0) will be with me forever, it’s a story that I’ll be telling my children and my grandchildren,” pic.twitter.com/pBinM7GAI0— Cindymonel™ (@cindymonel) May 20, 2019
The Reds are in Spain, training and preparing for the much-awaited final. The six-day camp seems to have boosted the morale of the squad as the goalkeeper sees several benefits.
“It’s good for preparation, it’s good for us to keep our minds free from external things,” said the Brazilian.
He added, “Coming here is special for us, we can have more time together and speak more – that’s important for a team that wants to achieve great things."
“It’s nice weather – perfect weather to work. It’s a bit hot compared to what we are used to for training [in Liverpool] but it’s the weather we’ll find in Madrid, so it’s good for us,” said Alisson before concluding.
Alisson was part of the AS Roma squad which caused an upset for FC Barcelona last season but were tragically knocked out by Liverpool in the semi-finals.
Published: Fri May 24, 2019 01:34 PM IST