«The coach gave me a choice and asked me: ‘Why one so late?’ It’s a very, very special number for me,» he explained.
05/15/2022 10:37 CEST Updated 05/15/2022 10:38 CEST
Konstantinos Tsimikas became one of the great protagonists of the victory of the Liverpool in the penalty shootout FA Cup before him Chelsea when transforming the final maximum penalty after failing previously Mason Mount.
The Greek scored the ‘reds’ penalty number 7, which was definitive. He later explained in ‘BBC’ who chose that number when Klopp asked him which one he wanted to release because «it’s very, very special to me.»
This is how he told it: «The coach asked me what number I wanted. I told him: ‘The seven’. And he asked me again: ‘Why one so late?’ And I insisted: ‘I want the number 7’. And the number 7 gave me the opportunity to win the match. I chose the right side and scored. And I’m very happy I got it.»
Tsimikas entered extra time to replace Andrew Robertson and the seventh round of penalties was reached with three failures: Azpilicueta, Mane and the already mentioned Mount.
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