'A dream come true' - Champions League win over Real Madrid amazing for T&T, Sheriff defender Julien

By Sports Desk October 02, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trinidad and Tobago defender Keston Julien admits it was a pinch yourself kind of moment after coming face to face with idols Real Madrid, during a stunning upset win for Sheriff Tiraspol earlier this week.

The plucky Moldovan football club left the historic Santiago Bernabéu stunned on Tuesday when Sebastien Tills 89th minute goal gave them a 2-1 over Real Madrid, the most decorated champions in the tournament’s history.

With the game still tied, Julien entered the fray replacing Frank Castañeda as the team looked to sure things up.  Little did he imagine that the team would go on to snatch all three points, against the famous Los Blancos a team he had watched and admired as a young boy.

“When the coach called me and told me I was going on to play, these were things you see on the tv, Real Madrid at the Bernabéu, maybe on FIFA.  It was a dream come true,” Julien told SportsMax.Tv’s InCaseYouMissedIT.

“When I was going on I was a little bit nervous, but this is what I do, I play football.  I just took a time to settle in and everything was normal,”

“You’re on the same pitch with players like Toni Kroos, Benzema, Luca Modric, Vinicius, you’ve seen them, but you also know that hey they’re on the same pitch with me.  So, you respect them, but we showed them that we can also play.”

Sheriff Tiraspol are currently at the top of the standings in Group D after beating Shakhtar Donetsk in the first round.

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