Liverpool winger Ryan Babel was extremely disappointed about the Reds being knocked out by Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi final last night. He described the atmosphere in the dressing room after the match to Liverpoolfc.tv:
“It hurts a lot because we controlled the game, more or less. We made one mistake and they scored. It’s frustrating when you know you are so close to a trophy and in the end it’s gone. It’s very disappointing. Obviously everyone was quiet and disappointed in the dressing room – nobody said a word. We all need to go home and then we’ll discuss things on Friday. It was difficult mentally for us to get that third goal. Definitely at the end of the season, when you have to play that extra 30 minutes against a good opponent, it’s difficult.”
The Dutch winger really put the effort in last night, chasing lost causes and delivering dangerous crosses into the box. It was not enough though as Liverpool end the season without the prospect of winning a trophy.