Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has apologized to his teammates and the fans for making two costly errors that handed Real Madrid 2017/18 UEFA Champions League title. The first gave Karim Benzema a glorious chance to open the scoring early in the second half. The second was the worst because it was a shot from 30 yards scored by Gareth Bale. It was a day from hell from him.
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This is what he said after the match;
‘I don’t feel anything right now,’ he told Talksport.
‘Today I lost my team the game. I feel sorry for everyone. I’m sorry for everyone, for the team, for the whole club. The mistakes cost us dearly.
‘If I could go back in time I would. I just feel sorry for my team. I know I let them down today.
‘It is very hard right now, but that is the life of a goalkeeper. You have got get your head up again.
‘For now, I’m just really sorry for everyone that those goals cost us the title basically.’
Karius. No words. pic.twitter.com/JxGFr9sa2q
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None of his outfield teammates went over to console him after the final whistle. In fact, Real Madrid players were the first to attend to him but he says he got a word later in the dressing room. The Reds fans could be seen applauding him when he walked over to them to apologize.
‘There’s not much I have to say,’ he added of those post-match exchanges. ‘Of course, everyone tried to cheer me up, but there was just silence everywhere because everyone was really disappointed.
‘It will take us a bit to get over that of course.’