Rafa Benitez’ 2005 Champions League final team talk revealed
Reliving 15 minutes of THATNIGHTINISTANBUL™
The ‘official’ (or at least Jamie Carragher’s) account of what happened in Liverpool’s dressing room at half-time during the 2005 Champions League final isn’t particularly exciting – Rafa Benitez mumbled something semi-inspirational, switched to 3-5-2 and tried to start the second half with 12 men.
Four years later, the real story of those 15 minutes has finally surfaced, reconstructed by the players themselves. I think we can now safely say it was in fact Dietmar Hamann, with a war cry so rousing it would’ve had William Wallace and Winston Churchill teary-eyed, who changed football history that night.