“We had to cope with differences. They changed something and then we did. They gave us the counter space, which we got the first goal from. I thought we were terrible at conceding set-pieces. Far too many for my liking. Their goal comes when we don’t have a player on the edge of the box. Whatever, there’s too much technical nonsense that you don’t want to hear about. The team put bodies on the line… and I don’t know any more than that.
“Before the game I played them a video from a UFC star. It was about a minute long and she was talking to herself, saying “I am the best, I am the best.” She won the fight and straight after the fight somebody interviewed her and said, “You were saying to yourself, ‘I am the best’.” And she said, “Yeah but I am the best.” That’s what I said to the players before the game. Someone described us as mentality monsters, and we’re the best, and we’re in this position because we deserve to be.”