Wijnaldum: Losing Mo was a big blow for us
Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum admits that Salah’s injury was a big blow for the team and affected their performance throughout the game.
Liverpool were held to a 3-1 lose in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday against Real Madrid. The Reds dominated the game during the first 30 minutes of the game until Salah left the field with a shoulder injury.
Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum believes that the winger’s injury was a huge blow for the team.
“I think losing Mo was a big blow for us,” Wijnaldum said.
“It seemed like a big blow the way we reacted after his injury. I think when he was on the pitch we did it well for 25 minutes but after there was less than before,” he added.
“At half-time the manager said that it looked like we were devastated about Mo but we had to let it go and change because it could not change,” he continued.
“These things happen and we had to deal with it but it was difficult,”
It is yet to be seen if the injury will keep the 25-year-old out of the 2018 World Cup but the Egyptian FA seem to be optimistic and believe that he will be fit before June 15.
Even though they lost the Reds midfielder still believes that next season will be much better and they will start winning trophies.
“Sometimes those things happen in football. It is hugely frustrating but we can’t change it,” he added.
“I have confidence (in this team). We have learned a lot this season, we learned a lot the season before so hopefully we can achieve great things.” he concluded.
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