Red Bull Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch admits video of team talk at Anfield was ‘not pleasant’ to watch but defends documentary access after Jurgen Klopp criticism
- Jesse Marsch’s half-time speech to his Red Bull Salzburg side was widely shared
- They were 3-0 down at Anfield and his word inspired stirring comeback
- Salzburg lost 4-3 and Jurgen Klopp said he would never allow camera access
- But March insisted that the access is good for fans and he does what club wants
Red Bull Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch has defended the viral video of his passionate team talk despite admitting it was ‘not so pleasant’ to watch.
With his team 3-0 down at Anfield in the Champions League clash, Marsch was seen encouraging his players and rallying the troops at the break.
The clip went viral online, leading Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to say he would leave the club if they made him do the same.
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A video clip of Jesse Marsch’s half-time team talk at Anfield went viral on social media
The manager issued a rallying cry and his Red Bull Salzburg side fought back to 3-3
But Salzburg are being filmed for a documentary about the club and Marsch is happy to oblige with access to the team’s most intimate moments.
His speech had an effect and the visitors came back to 3-3 before conceding a winner to Mo Salah.
‘We have this documentary. And usually, it will be released maybe four weeks later, and then the emotion is gone for the moment,’ the American told Sky Sport Austria , via Sport Witness .
Mo Salah scored a late winner for Liverpool to ensure they came away with three points
Jurgen Klopp said after the game that he’d quit if there was a camera in Liverpool team talks
‘It’s for people to see what’s happening right now. It was not so pleasant for us all. But it is real. This is us.
‘From the beginning, I’ve heard in Europe, and I’ve seen that the dressing room is closed and only for the team. Yes, that’s also true for me.
‘It’s not always pleasant, but I think people appreciate that.’
He added: ‘Realistic situations of life and people are always interesting. And I think at this moment we have an interesting team with many good players and a good history.
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‘Klopp is in a very different situation than Red Bull Salzburg. The coach is an employee. And so I have to represent this club, and at this moment it’s a new story for Red Bull Salzburg.
‘And I am here to help in this moment. But I’m not the owner; I’m not the sports director, I’m not the manager. I am the coach. My job is to help the club.
‘And I think this documentary is an important moment for our club.’