“I’m Speechless” – Caoimhin Kelleher Beams After Champions League Win
On Saturday night time Liverpool’s Caoimhin Kelleher turned simply the 12th Irish man to win the European Cup after his facet defeated Spurs by 2-Zero in Madrid.
Kelleher was concerned within the 23-man squad for the Champions League closing and picked up a winner’s medal after targets from Mo Salah and substitute Divock Origi gave them victory over their Premier League rivals.
The 20-year outdated joins the likes of Roy Keane, Ronnie Whelan and Mark Lawrenson in profitable European soccer’s richest prize however turns into the primary Irish man to gather a Champions League medal earlier than profitable a senior worldwide cap with the Boys in Inexperienced.
Speaking to RTE after the sport, Kelleher outlined that he feels the crew deserved the victory following their “wonderful performances” all through the season.
“I can’t describe it, to be trustworthy. It’s an unbelievable feeling, I’m speechless.
“This crew has labored so arduous all 12 months, they’ve produced some wonderful performances and that is the least they deserve.”
“It was unbelievable. It’s as soon as in a lifetime. I’ve by no means skilled that. It’s in all probability the perfect feeling I’ve ever had.” Caoimhin Kelleher has been reflecting on turning into a @ChampionsLeague winner with @LFC #uclfinal @OFlynnPaul pic.twitter.com/yPnvb3Q6c3
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) June 2, 2019
The sport was removed from certainly one of Liverpool’s greatest in a season the place they’ve impressed all through the European marketing campaign defeating the likes of PSG, Bayern Munich and Barcelona on the way in which to victory.
Kelleher outlined that it was powerful to observe the nail-biting affair from the bench, however defined that the sensation of victory was the perfect he’s ever had.
“It was nerve-wracking, it could in all probability be simpler enjoying since you’re not as nervous.
“We did properly all through the sport, defended properly after which Div [Origi] got here up with an amazing end.
“It was unbelievable. It’s as soon as in a lifetime. I’ve by no means skilled that. It’s in all probability the perfect feeling I’ve ever had.
“I’ve obtained a whole lot of messages of assist so thanks for that, particularly to my household and my girlfriend who’ve been there for me the entire time. With out them, I wouldn’t be right here. It’s all right down to them actually.”
After the victory, Kelleher’s focus should now flip to worldwide obligation as he joins up with the Irish U21s for his or her first recreation on the Toulon Match towards China on Monday.
The sport kicks off at 2:30 Irish time and might be proven on Freesports.