Liverpool’s right-back on the pain that drives him, parallels with Michael Jordan and the lessons of losing a final to Real Madrid
‘Wow!” Trent Alexander-Arnold exclaims before, slowly, he repeats the question out loud. “When was the last time I was genuinely nervous?” His eyes open wide as if this simple query might be one of the most probing he has heard in a long time. Alexander-Arnold falls silent as he dredges through a memory which is pin-prick sharp when recalling intricate details from Liverpool games or describing his past emotions.
We have talked for 40 minutes, with Alexander-Arnold offering riveting company, and he has spoken incisively about much more complex subjects. He has discussed the mentality of Michael Jordan and the same “ache” he feels in his desire to improve and keep winning. We have considered the lessons of defeat and the way in which Alexander-Arnold believes that, on the pitch, “I can see things others can’t see”.
Written by Donald McRae
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/may/27/trent-alexander-arnold-liverpool-see-things-others-cant-see-real-madrid-final under the title “Trent Alexander-Arnold: ‘I always feel I can see things others can’t see’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.