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Murakami241

It makes me laugh when Germans say their English isn’t good enough then go on to speak it better than a lot of people here.


JudiciousF

Klopp: I don’t speak English particularly well, which is why I’m in such a delicate conundrum.


tsigalko11

Due to the fact that my English is subpar, I can only express my sincere, unalloyed extolment.


Thomas_Catthew

I would like to offer Mr.Ancelotti my most enthusiastic contrafibularities


keejwalton

Lmfao, that's a word I'm integrating into my everyday life and forcing. It's SO very English, sincerely love it. (Contrafibularities)


nostril_spiders

Psshaw. It's empty persiflage.


IntraspeciesFever

Mr Ancelotti is the man (sorry for bad English)


loot22

>Mr. Come back when you speak England.


Sweaty_Nerf_Thighs

Is this a Futurama reference? That doctor who was like racist towards Leela?


JudiciousF

Lol it is, shows how old I’m getting. 10 years ago everyone on Reddit would’ve got that reference instantly.


Sweaty_Nerf_Thighs

Ok good because otherwise I would've seemed insane. Futurama is the only show I can catch deep cut references. Perfect for this situation though


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irgendwo_anders

Scrummy, scrummy, scrummy.


suckmyfuck91

Almost all the germans i've met (i'm italian) were extremely humble. They were all better educated than me and their english were way better then mine as well but they never mocked me for not being as good as they were. They were really nice :)


Internauta29

Because no matter how proficient you are and how long you've been speaking a language, you'll always feel much more articulate in your mother tongue if you still speak it on a day to day basis and have not switched to the acquired language entirely in your everyday life.


shnoog

People in Liverpool?


Murakami241

Was thinking of the cast from AFTV personally


FailFastandDieYoung

[No idea what you're on about](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea_2bsR11L0)


twomanyfaces10

Chin chin Santi Cazorla


Wentzina_lifetime

It's like the Dutch who say they can't speak English very well and then are easier to understand than all northerners, the whole of the east of England and Devon and Cornwall


Animastarara

I feel like this is also true of the Nordic countries


PM_MeYourBack

I think he's just flexing his German proficiency on top of his English is the sly dog. 😉


LewsTherin177

I mean, what is a word that can define a man whose balls are so big that - he takes off Benzema, Vinicius and Modric - and puts on LV, Ceballos and Vallejo - to hold a 1 goal lead - against an angry Pep and Man City - for 20 minutes of extra time - in the second leg of a Champions League semifinal ?


auctus10

I still can't believe we played Vallejo and survived against city.


lospollosakhis

Credit to Vallejo who has filled in great when needed.


auctus10

Yes. He has been excellent with whatever limited minutes he got. Pleasent surprise


aahvgz

Hope he stays and becomes the next Nacho.


afito

probably should've kept loaning him for a bit but there's a reason he was the hot talk a while back, people forget how insane age & experience is for CBs and GKs, feels like they just start getting good at 30


TheStryfe

Vallejo has definitely been coming good this season which is wonderful


chiddie

And City had...one decent chance? They were stunned and shattered by that point.


chak100

I was stunned and afraid, but somehow, it worked


HIGUAINS_DICKSUCKER

It surely sounds a lot more impressive if you leave out all context. * It was Extra Time, so they played 120 minutes, it's all but smart to make use of your 6 substitutions, your plaers will be exhausted after running for 100 minutes. * Eder Militao could barely walk anymore and he had no other choice than playing Vallejo as CB, that's why he was brought on, he didn't choose to bring him on because he thought the defense would be more stable then. The alternatives Alaba and Casemiro were injured/subbed out. * What is the big balls thing about bringing on Ceballos for Vinicius? It's a logical move to sub out an attacker who ran for 110 minutes and bring a more defensive fresh option in a Center-Mid if you want to hold a lead. * The big balls move was to sub out the whole trinity of KCM around the 70th minute and bring on young players for them when they needed 2 goals, but everything after that weren't crazy decisions.


not_y0ur_business

Nah man, if City somehow scored and dragged this to penalties we would’ve found it difficult to find 5 shooters with the on field players. Carlo is fairly conservative minded usually, for him to take out KCM and Benz of the field and banking on the rest of the team to deal with City for 15-20 mins….that takes balls.


Aschvolution

He subbed them out because they're spent already, and going defensive and hold on to the lead is the way to go. What makes you think they can hold on to penalties with tired players after city scored a goal? It probably wouldn't even reach penalties, because City will get the momentum meanwhile we have KCM with dead legs on the field. Next thing you know, threads will be filled with comments about Carlo being a stubborn for not using subtitutes.


not_y0ur_business

At that point we’re fairly used to Carlo subbing off Toni and Casemiro for more attacking minded options in the UCL. The way I see it, KCM on the first half to not concede goals, Camavinga and Rodrygo on the second half to score goals and take the game away. What was different was Modric and Benz was also taken off who usually stays longer or play the full game even when the game’s going long (Chelsea for example). For Carlo to take out Modric in 70 min and Benz after the penalty is a very baller move. Sure it worked out so it’s all good but think objectively, do you expected Carlo to make those changes? I certainly didn’t.


HIGUAINS_DICKSUCKER

>to take out KCM and Benz of the field and banking on the rest of the team to deal with City for 15-20 mins….that takes balls. I also just wrote that >The big balls move was to sub out the whole trinity of KCM around the 70th minute


StrafeThroughLife

Anyone on the pitch can take a pen. They have kicked a ball everyday since childhood.


not_y0ur_business

Hi Mr. Southgate, didn’t know you frequented Reddit. Thank you for your contributions in stopping England NT winning anything, keep it up.


Aditya-04-04

Not with stakes like these.


BR4VI4

The first two penalty takers for Frankfurt in the biggest match in the history of their club were Christopher Lenz and Ajdin Hrustic who combined for a whopping 1800 minutes played across all competitions. I'm sure the likes of Ceballos or Vazquez could've somehow managed it.


Aditya-04-04

Firstly, wouldn't the 1960 European Cup final be the biggest match in the history of Frankfurt? Secondly, Ceballos and Vazquez would've managed it 100%. Ceballos has a cool head from what I've seen and Vazquez has already been involved in a shootout of this magnitude, so my comment wasn't directed towards them. I was going with the assumption that the shootout would stretch beyond the first 5 penalties and then people like Vallejo would've been involved.


quettil

> Nah man, if City somehow scored and dragged this to penalties we would’ve found it difficult to find 5 shooters with the on field players. Real would have won anyway, they have plot armour.


not_y0ur_business

Can’t use up all that plot armor before the final boss fight.


HIGUAINS_DICKSUCKER

When you lead by 1 goal, you want to keep the lead with your subs not think about conceding 1 goal and sub the players by who are the best penalty takers


shnoog

This is not what bullet points are for :(


zukai12_

They for sure went on Lockdown strolls on crosby beach together


YourPupilsDilated

>My English isn't good enough to find a word for it Why use English when there's an emoji available: 🤨


anyonethinkingabout

Why use an emoji when there's a german word? _Hochgezogeneraugenbrauegesichtstrainer_ perfectly describes what Klopp is thinking of


vadapaav

Can't tell if this a real word or not


ProfDumm

Yeah, it means raised eyebrow face manager, it is very commonly used in Germany.


rhinoceros_unicornis

Is this the famous German humor?


ProfDumm

Yes, for more check r/GermanHumor.


twomanyfaces10

Brilliant!


DaveBrubeckQuartet

https://www.reddit.com/r/ichbin40undlustig


Qurutin

Kulmakarvannostajapäävalmentaja in Finnish


happysrooner

Is there a word for assistant to the raised eyebrow face manager ?


ProfDumm

Of course not.


afito

more of a German word than what hollywood does to the German language


d4videnk0

Yeah, 🤨


hivaidsislethal

Isn't that the safe word from Euro Trip


ashu54

Or as ronaldo eloquently described, Teddy Bear.


holymolyitsamonkey

Slight irony that he might be looking for a German/Yiddish word here: “Mensch”


Bioschnaps

well not really. Mensch in german carries absolutely none of the connontations that it has in yiddish. simply means "a human", completely neutral. the jewish meaning is usually completely unknown and foreign to germans ime


holymolyitsamonkey

Ganz richtig. Als Deutschsprächiger Engländer stoße ich oft auf die beiden Bedeutungen von “Mensch”. Ich fand es halt ein bischen komisch dass Klopps fehlendes “Englisches” Wort eigentlich so “close to home” ist :)


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HUGE_HOG

Klopp on literally every manager: *Best guy I ever met. Beautiful manager and an even better human. I would give my life for this guy.* Klopp on Dyche: *Fucking gravel-snorting ginger cunt mate.*


_cumblast_

Klopp on Wilder: 3 subs, 1 point


generic9yo

Thanks mr cumblast. Your comments are always welcome


Th3Alch3m1st

Everyone loves a good cumblast


plowman_digearth

I honestly felt a little for Wilder that time. For Klopp to save his only personal attack for a man who was already down on his luck.


running_demon

Tbf he took shots at klopp as a distraction for his bad luck/performances. everything after that is fair game in my book


-MS-94-

They defo had a heated debate about the 5 subs the day before in the managers meeting. Klopp didn't just have a go at him for no reason.


plowman_digearth

Yeah but even so it's not like Klopp to go after someone so directly. He would have usually done his usual filters like he did for Spurs after the 1-1 draw "they're world class, done a fabulous job, entitled to their opinion"


Yavin87

And Marcelino.


TheLimeyLemmon

"Don" is a good word for him.


Allthingsconsidered-

Ancelotti really seems to be quite a lovable person


Bill3ffinMurray

Ancelotti: 🤨


Sad_Supermarket_3993

He did an interview over lunch with the Financial Times which was excellent (though sadly behind a paywall). He comes across as an extremely intelligent, cultured yet humble man, which is pretty special considering his success.


PakiIronman

The word he's looking for is icon.


smthingawesome

Humble God.


Just_an_Empath

Is there a coach who won the UCL at least 2 times with 2 different teams?


Elliot_Kyouma

No manager has more than 3 wins


Eccmecc

Hm Heynckes won with Real and Bayern and Hitzfeld with Dortmund and Bayern.


furlongxfortnight

Also Mourinho, Happel.


Just_an_Empath

Twice each?


Eccmecc

No once.


Bombtwo

The English word is “Gigachad”. You’re welcome.


schmearcampain

The German word for it is, "Zudenerfolgreichstenmanagernderweltundisteinvorbildimumgangmierfolgereisteinerederbestenmenschendiemanjetreffenkannwirklichnetterkerl"


DrBowTie4312

One of the most successful managers in the world and a role model in dealing with me


Kevgongiveit2ya

Ancelotti took 4 points off Liverpool with Everton… This should be a walk in the park compared to that achievement.


automaticacid111

Also got knocked out of the FA cup by our youth team tbf


SlowMobius7

Okay if that was controversial for you then let's talk about Carlo's Napoli vs Liverpool fixtures


Kevgongiveit2ya

Even then. 1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss is pretty good considering the gap in quality. Beating Liverpool with Real Madrid would be a much easier task.


Tremor00

Fucking hell did you see our team when he beat us???


Stannisisthetrueking

Fuckin hell did you see everton team when he beat you???


Tremor00

Yes. We had a CB from the German second division and another from the 7th tier in England. At the same time we were in our worst run of form probably ever


Stannisisthetrueking

Dude everton nearly got relegated while liverpool fans spent last season whining all the way as if they were the first club ever to suffer from injury, in fact you're still doing


jairod8000

Everton almost got relegated last season?


Loves_Semi-Colons

10th is basically the championship.


Tremor00

We never acted like we were the first to be injured. But to act like we didn’t have an injury crisis is absurd. We had 3 CBs and 5 of them were injured along with countless injuries all over the rest of the pitch. Don’t embarrass yourself trying to deny it. And no, Everton did not nearly get relegated last season but nice one showing you don’t know what you’re talking about


Stannisisthetrueking

They were 2 separate sentences also yes, you did very much whine under every thread


Tremor00

We whined that we had one of the craziest injury crisis seen. Because we did. Bet you’re one of those who try to act like only VVD was injured aren’t you


Kevgongiveit2ya

Bro. It is not an wild thing to think beating Liverpool with Real Madrid would be much easier than beating them with Everton… not sure why these Liverpool flairs are acting so incredulous.


Pep-Fraudiola-Balda

It's the way it's being worded. Makes it sound like the ucl final is an easy real win.


Fantomecks

I think people who don’t watch Liverpool are going to be in for a shock on Saturday lol, I’ve seen so many people acting like Real have already won, as if Liverpool aren’t one of, if not the best side in Europe.


Kevgongiveit2ya

Is saying beating Liverpool with Real Madrid is easier than with Everton acting like they’ve already won it? Or did a lot of people just read way too much into a comment.


Fantomecks

Nah not you, but just a lot of people in general. I think it’s the use of ‘easier’ sort of implying that it would be easy for Real Madrid, where in reality it’ll probably be the hardest game of their entire season.


WalkingCloud

Ofc there’s a German word for *’one of the most successful managers in the world and is a role model in how he deals with success. He's one of the best people you can ever meet, really nice guy.’*


hem98

Don Carlo is miles ahead of Klopp and Pep. He has proved that no such thing as small or big club to him. He can be the manager of PSG, RM, Chelsea and he can also be chilling with Everton. It might be a job for Klopp and Pep but it’s a game for Don Carlo. And you know he has made it when they made an emoji just for him 🤨


autoreaction

Klopp started his career at fucking Mainz which was in the second division at place 14, he brought them to the Bundesliga and raised the club profile. After that he went to Dortmund when they were placed 13th, three years later they won the league two times in a row. He only managed three clubs in his career because he tends to stay for a while when he chooses a club, don't know how you can hold that against him.


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The dude is coaching like he finished multiple saves in FM and just cruising at this point. Like imagine if Liverpool scores 3 goals in the first half in the upcoming final. Any other manager could panic but Ancelotti already experienced all kinds of comebacks and defeats, the worst being in 2005, that's 17 years ago. The dude is like war veteran at this point lol, the only time I saw him animated this season was when we won the league and that's because he didn't win La Liga in his career, so it was probably the only thing he lacked in his career. This next final meanwhile will have the mental effect of "just another day at the office" for him. I would also like to praise Klopp as well, he's also becoming a veteran of CL, being in multiple finals at this point. But Ancelotti overall is on another level, like "Sir Alex in his final years levels" perhaps, not in terms of titles or success but more so in terms of longevity and experience.


CarlSK777

>He has proved that no such thing as small or big club to him. What does that even mean? He only went to Everton because he wasn't a hot commodity anymore after questionable stints at Bayern and Napoli. As soon as Madrid came knocking, he didn't hesitate to leave Everton. Great coaches are offered the biggest jobs, that's how it works. ​ >It might be a job for Klopp and Pep but it’s a game for Don Carlo. Again, what does this even mean? Just say you rate him higher than Klopp and Pep instead of making weird stuff up to praise him.


stump_the_buff

his feet stink


king2pac

Klopp and reverse psychology at its best. Until he makes Carlo win the final, we're not taking this compliment seriously.


Mercerai

I wouldn't read too much into it, he does this to basically everyone


DirgilVanVijk

Except Chris Wilder


tragick693

And Sean Dyche


dave1992

It's not reverse psychology, Ancelotti is literally one of the best of all time.


SorbeteIceCream

lol what is someone supposed to say about Ancelotti? dude has being in CL finals since the 80s (as a player) and 90s (as a manager) anything that does not states how legendary he is would be bs


rogerwilcove

Yup, it’s all mind games. Like the psy-ops perpetrated on the Madrid fanbase by the board and Madrid media regarding a certain French international. The truth is out there.


FoozleGenerator

I mean, tons of opposing coaches compliment him independently of whether they play against Madrid next. Mourinho for example was saying how much he wants him to win the final because they are good friends recently. I don't remember if it was before or after losing, but Pep said he will always agree with Ancelotti on everything. Even Cholo Simone was praising him after winning the derby. He just has a likeable character, that's why he's such a great fit for Madrid because he has an easy time man managing player and dealing with the board.


fall3nmartyr

People’s smile vs peole’s eyebrow.


DogTheGayFish

Id be really interested to learn from Carlo what made him such a well respected person.


DrBowTie4312

🤨


sukequto

The mind games have started


biskutgoreng

The circlejerk begins