Real Madrid’s bus attack only served as ‘extra motivation’ leading up to the cracking Liverpool draw, Federico Valverde claims … while the Uruguayan star claims he’s seen much worse matches in his home country in South America.
- Liverpool supporters attacked the Real Madrid team bus on Wednesday evening
- The actions were condemned by club officials after a window was smashed
- Federico Valverde insists the incident only served to motivate the Spanish club
The attack on the Real Madrid team bus by Liverpool supporters has only stimulated the Spanish side, Federico Valverde claims.
The LaLiga side saw their coach get pelted by an object thrown by fans on their way to Anfield on Wednesday night.
In the incident, one of the windows of the bus was smashed, but no players or staff were injured.
Real Madrid’s bus window was damaged on the drive to Anfield to take on Liverpool
Real Madrid held out for a 0-0 draw on the pitch, a result enough to carry them through to the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Jurgen Klopp.
And Uruguayan midfielder Valverde insists the pre-game ambush was only to spur himself and his teammates on.
‘It was nothing. I am from Penarol, it is normal. It was nothing, ”he said after the game.
Federico Valverde insists the incident only served to motivate Real Madrid players
“It gave us extra motivation and we were like,” OK, now we’re going out on the field to kill and leave everything behind “.”
The events on Wednesday night, which also saw fans gathering outside Anfield in large numbers, were condemned by the Premier League club.
In a statement following the incident, Liverpool said: ‘We unequivocally condemn the actions that resulted in damage to the Real Madrid team bus during its arrival at Anfield tonight.
‘It is totally unacceptable and embarrassing behavior on the part of a few individuals. We sincerely apologize to our visitors for any suffering.
“We will work with the Merseyside Police Department to establish the facts and identify those responsible.”
Liverpool fans gathered off the ground to greet the Real Madrid coach ahead of the second leg