In an interview with the Telegraph, Jürgen Klopp admitted that his family had been trapped near the Stade de France during the Champions League final. He didn’t hear the news until the next day.
Almost two months after the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, the events at the Stade de France are still in people’s minds. This is particularly the case of Jürgen Klopp. In an interview with the Telegraph, the Reds coach returned for the first time to the evening of May 28. He notably confided that his family had also been caught in the middle of the chaos which reigned around the Dionysian enclosure.
“I didn’t really hear about it until the next morning. My family didn’t tell me that evening, » he said. There are different things we can talk about. Some of them, I don’t think it makes sense to talk about because there’s an ongoing investigation. “
A misleading SMS
However, his family had tried to reassure the German coach, sending a message. « I didn’t know a lot of things immediately after the game. The away situation, I heard from my family because they were in the middle of everything. They texted me before the game: ‘ we are in the stadium, good luck’. But they were about half an hour from the stadium, » said Jürgen Klopp. If he affirms that « errors nevertheless occurred » in this very special evening, the Liverpool coach wants things to be « settled and clarified ».
Long pointed the finger, Gérald Darmanin apologized a few weeks after the final. On BFMTV, the Minister of the Interior said that these incidents will not happen again in two years, during the Olympic Games.
“The Olympic Games and football matches at the Stade de France are not quite the same thing. They are certainly major sporting events, but I think that a water event polo or a baseball event is not quite a football game with two big teams. It’s different. First, there are many more spectators who stay much longer on national soil, in many ‘places in France, and in very different times of tension than (during) Champions League or World Cup football matches’.France Minister of the Interior explained.