Sunday June 2 2019
Pirlo: 'Origi attitude was awful'

Andrea Pirlo was unimpressed with Liverpool Champions League Final goalscorer Divock Origi. “If he hadn’t scored, they should’ve given him a kicking.”

The World Cup and two-times Champions League winner was at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid for last night’s Final, which saw Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 with an early Mohamed Salah penalty and Origi’s late angled drive.

“Tottenham showed no character, there were players like Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen who didn’t want the ball,” Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia.

“There was very little quality in midfield and the penalty incident made all the difference. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a thoroughly deserved trophy for Liverpool’s overall season, but also for their wonderful fans.

“However, Origi was awful. He came off the bench with a horrible attitude, unworthy of a Champions League Final. If he hadn’t scored that goal, they should’ve given him a kicking.”

Former England manager Fabio Capello was in the studio and agreed wholeheartedly that Origi contributed nothing other than the finish.

It seems this is his specialty, because the Belgian had three shots in the entire Champions League tournament and all three found the net.

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