Sun 05 March 2023 | 14:45

Alexander-Arnold reveals his reaction to Man United EFL Cup triumph

Just three days after eliminating Barcelona from Europa League, Man United put an end to their six-year trophy drought last weekend after a 2-0 EFL Cup final victory over Newcastle United. Ahead of their clash with United, Liverpool's fullback reveals he could not watch their celebration.

Man United has performed amazingly this season, despite the departue of their superstar, Ronaldo, who left the club after his struggles with the coach Erik ten Hag. It was last week, when the Red Devils finally put an end to their six-year trophy drought after beating Newcastle United 2-0 in the EFL Cup final.

Ahead of Liverpool's clash against the Red Devils, Trent Alexander-Arnold told

The Telegraph


"I watched the game, but as soon as they were getting ready for the trophy lift, I turned off.

"I thought, 'There is no way I am watching that'. Knowing they lifted that trophy, it burns. Oh yeah, it definitely burns."

The trophy came after several disastrous seasons, which helped the England international realize Liverpool's woes this season are only temporary.

"It shows you how football changes very quickly,"

he added.

"Look at Arsenal. At the end of last season everyone was talking about failure for not making the top four. All of a sudden, they are leading in the title race. In football terms, these changes really do happen overnight.

"It's the same with Manchester United when you look at the difference now to last year. Even the start of this season when they lost to Brentford. How many people were saying, 'Here we go again?'

"Now they're flying. It happens, that's why I'm not going to allow myself to get over consumed with what has happened to us right now because I know in a few months, or possibly even weeks, it will change. I am determined to keep level-headed and balanced about what has gone on."

"At the start of this season, if you had asked us what we expected in March, it would have been to be coming towards the climax of the title race.

"That's the best feeling in football, going into every game knowing you need to win and most likely watching Manchester City's games thinking if they lose or drop two points, we're going to pounce.

"Now it is going to be difficult to win a trophy this season. It looks impossible. We will need a miracle. So, there is a different type of motivation and it is difficult to adjust.

"We've drawn a line and know the top four is everything now. I can't imagine not being in the Champions League. That is what is motivating all of us.

"As a club, we need to be playing Champions League football. We have not made it easy for ourselves, but the level we are and the quality we have as players, means we expect it."



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source: The Telegraph

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