In the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Final, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wore Cristiano Ronaldo-branded pants and he was met with laughter.
Liverpool played against Real Madrid in the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Final.
And just before the match, Reds’ manager Jurgen Klopp wore Cristiano Ronaldo-branded pants to a team meeting and he was met with laughter.
“We saw he was wearing the boxer shorts of Cristiano Ronaldo,” Georginio Wijnaldum’s words were echoed by Sky Sports.
“He did the meeting with his shirt stuffed inside his ‘CR7’ boxers. The whole changing room was on the floor laughing their heads off.”
“That really broke the ice. Usually, in those situations, everyone is serious and concentrated. But he was relaxed and made this joke,” he added.
“He’s done hundreds of jokes like that. If you see that your manager is really confident and relaxed, it will have an effect on players.”
Wijnaldum commented: “He is a father figure in those things for the players. With his jokes and his body language, he takes the pressure off players.”
“When I have problems I can always go to the manager. I can text him a few days before and ask if he has a minute for me. He is always curious about what it is. ‘Is it something bad, good? What is it?'”
“He always tries to empathize with the other person, to feel what they’re going through. He is a really special man for me. I see him as more than a manager – a really good friend,” he concluded.
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