The former Liverpool player claims he was petrified against Luka Modric in 2018.
Adam Lallana reflected on the difficulty he had had to replace Mohamed Salah in the first half of the 2018 Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
The score was 0-0 when Lallana, who now plays for Brighton, entered the pitch but Liverpool lost the game 3-1 to Los Blancos.
“Looking back now I was petrified [à venir]Lallana said on the Super 6 podcast.
“Maybe petrified is a bit of a strong word, but looking back I now feel in a position where I can maybe say that.
“I had a terrible year, it was my first year where it was kind of injury after injury, and I just couldn’t find a rhythm in terms of playing on the pitch.
“So I was just coming back from a big, big hamstring injury, I think I played 15 minutes of the last game of the season. [de Premier League], and I just had no rhythm, no form. “
“We had lost the Champions League final, and I remember a little after the end just being relieved [que] for having managed to make the match.
“I couldn’t get close to anyone. I couldn’t get close to [Luka] Modric, I couldn’t get near anyone. I was just running around. I felt like a bunny caught in the headlights. “
Lallana revealed he was just determined not to make a mistake that could cost his team.
“I didn’t feel like I let myself down when I walked in and how I played, because if you play football the worst thing happens after 20, 25 minutes,” he continued. .
“To enter a match, especially of this magnitude and especially because I did not have minutes of play …”
“I remember running everywhere and I was late in tackles. I was out of breath all the time, catching my breath.
“I never thought, ‘Oh, I just played the Champions League final.’ I just remember thinking, ‘Thank goodness I didn’t make a mistake leading to a goal . “