‘Anfield is hell, the worst stadium I’ve been to’; Villarreal midfielder Etienne Capoue claims in their first leg of the champions league.
Villarreal midfielder Etienne Capoue has described playing at Anfield as ‘hell’ in their Champions League semi-final first leg against Liverpool.
Anfield is one of the most iconic stadiums in European football and many have spoken about what it is like to play there – especially on a European night.
Capoue has previously played at Anfield with Premier League sides Tottenham Hotspur and Watford.
“Anfield is hell, you have to say it how it is. It’s hell,” Capoue told Yahoo Sport.
“It’s the worst stadium I’ve been to in England. Whether it’s the atmosphere, the way they play… For 90 minutes, you live in hell. They have this ability to transcend themselves, to cause you nothing but problems, all the time, in any part of the field.
“They never stop, they rush you all the time, they only want to score goals, and even when they score, they carry on. They want to knock you out. They don’t care what or who is in front of them. They just want to kill everyone and that’s it.”
Liverpool are no stranger to a Champions League semi-final and the Reds are aiming to progress to reach their third final in five years as they target European crown number seven.
Meanwhile, Liverpool put one foot in their third Champions League final in five seasons after a 2-0 victory over the least-fancied team in the last four Villarreal.
An own goal from Pervis Estupinan and Sadio Mane’s 20th of the season in a three-minute second-half spell did the damage against Villareal.