How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Reacted In Post-Match Interview On February 12th Is Inspirational
On February 12th, 2019, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffered his first defeat as manager of Manchester United and all eyes were on his post-match interview. How would he react to such a setback?
Paris Saint-Germain went to Old Trafford with a plan and it worked. Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria gave 9/10 performances, Marco Veratti ran the midfield, and Thiago Silva stopped everything in his path. It was a damaging defeat.
But Solskjaer - the embodiment of Manchester United's motto of never giving up - believed that a result was possible in the second leg.
"Mountains are there to be climbed, you can't lay down and say this is over. We will go there, play our game and improve from today."
Just watch this interview and tell me your not inspired.
:calendar: Feb 12th- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 6, 2019
Solskjaer: "Mountains are there to be climbed."
:calendar: March 6th
Mountain conquered :punch:
Ole called it and his players delivered :raised_hands:pic.twitter.com/Xm1ldYyfIR
Lessons on positivity from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.- Cetin Cem Yilmaz (@cetincem) March 7, 2019
In 2016, he encouraged Midtjylland when they were facing Manchester United in the Europa League - with a Dumb & Dumber quote.
This time he did it for his own team, saying "Mountains are there to be climbed." Great attitude. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/Sh7n2etBP2
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Solskjaer's men went to Parc des Princes with an 'impossible task' on their hands, according to some fans, but they somehow managed to claw back three goals and go through to the Champions League quarter-final.
In his post-match interview, the Norwegian said this is what Manchester United do:
"It's this club. It's what we do, that's Man Utd." he told the media.
"We can go all the way. Of course we fancy ourselves, but we just have to wait for the draw and then take the game as it comes."
"It's a typical Manchester United night. We had a gameplan and the belief in the boys was what we hoped for. Everyone shares a huge pride." he added.
"The players were really great. They were focused, they listened to all the instructions like in training, and on the pitch they knew that we had to defend well. There was a lot of quality."
What a remarkable night in Paris.