Milan cheers fired us up
By PHIL THOMAS
DJIMI TRAORE has revealed how Milan’s half-time celebrations inspired Liverpool to the greatest European final fightback of all time.
The Reds were down and out as they trailed the Italian giants by three goals at the break.
But Milan felt the game was already won and they were laughing, singing and shouting in their dressing room instead of totally focusing on the second half.
As the noise filtered through to the dejected Liverpool stars, it pumped them full of a fresh determination to bounce back.
And they stunned Milan with three goals in six minutes before winning a nerve-shredding penalty shootout.
Full-back Traore said: “When we were going into the dressing room at half-time the Milan players were already celebrating. We could see and hear them.
“They thought it was all over. We knew it was 3-0 but there were still 45 minutes to go.
“But honestly? I never really believed we could do it. They have so much experience in their side, so to score three times seemed impossible.
“Once we scored the first one you could see they were disturbed and got scared.
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