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THE DAY BEFORE TOMORROW:
Lads, as i continue to tarry with you for the week. Today is the calm before the storm. Say your prayers and rest up easy because tomorrow, we fight the first of many crucial battles. We face a Liverpool team whose flames of glory are slowly blurting out. But they’re still dangerous.
Mbappe gives us an insight into his mental preparations as per UEFA website. He’s quoted as saying:
If you want to be the best, you have to think like the best. He certainly isn’t mentally weak. A start trait.
Haaland’s agent continues to shop his client around as rumors of a potential departure from BVB this summer start to heat up. Whilst BVB look like they won’t qualify for the Champions League next season if they continue to remain in 5th (7 points away from 4th place Frankfurt) in the Bundesliga. A player with Haaland’s abilities may not be looking to play in the Europa League next season.
Zidane praises Liverpool for being a solid team as a whole. Nacho, with the blood of a Real Madrid captain, professes that the team is ready to go with Zidane which ever way he pleases.