“These were moments that you don’t live every day,” Bernd Eppler said after the guest appearance for five-times Champions League winners Barcelona in New York. Sigleßer has been the assistant coach of the MLS New York Red Bulls alongside Gerhard Struber for about two years (currently fourth out of 14 in the regular season of the Eastern Conference this season) and a few days ago he was able to talk about meeting one of the best clubs in the world. the scientist.
Ebler: “Barcelona trained with us and I also watched the training on Friday.” After that, it was possible to have a short chat with current Barcelona coach Xavi, which is very “special” for the 28-year-old.
A day later, the Red Bulls and Barcelona faced off in a friendly match on the field, where the Spaniards won 2-0 with goals from Dembele and Memphis Depay. “We wanted to overestimate our idea of football, to be good at our principles against the ball and we managed that against a completely big team,” Ebler was completely satisfied.
Equally impressive at the game itself are the celebrities who indulged in the court: “I met Thierry Henry in the locker room after the warm-up,” says Eppler. In addition to the greats of the football world, stars such as Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) were present at the match: “It was a very special and extraordinary experience.”
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