May 4, 2022 Virgil van Dijk is over the moon that Liverpool have reached the Champions League final again. However, the central defender and his team-mates had a hard time visiting Villarreal. In the end, the British superpower brought order to Spain.
“Of course we hadn’t hoped for the scenario of the first half,” said captain Van Dijk afterwards in front of the camera VTBL† “Actually, everything went wrong. But you know what the beauty is, it doesn’t matter at all. I’m going to the final for the third time in five years at the club. I’m very proud of that, it’s a boy’s dream to be there with this group.”
Liverpool won 2-0 last week but Villarreal closed the gap at half-time. “The message at half-time was play football and win second balls. You have to show how much you want to go to Paris. If you look at the second half, it was very nice. Luckily in this case a game lasts 180 minutes.” In the second half it was a very important 50 minutes for us.”
Van Dijk also responded to Michael Owen’s words of praise. “That’s one thing. It’s great that everyone can have their own opinion. But what can you do with that? Very little. Positive criticism is always nice, but there will also be a lot of negative criticism. You shouldn’t pay attention to that either .I play my games and I want to be important.It’s going pretty well so far.