Never give up!!
This is the greatest lesson I learned from yesterday’s football match between Barcelona and Liverpool. Anyway, I am still in shock over the final result of the match.
Liverpool 4, Barcelona 0
I won’t pretend and act like I watched the entire match or I am a Liverpool fan, but yesterday after the match, one thing kept echoing in the mouth of football fans around me, on my social media status and even in their discussion- Never Give Up. As a sharp babe that I am, I quickly made further enquiries on what this slogan -Never Give Up meant in this crucial game. Graciously, a friend of mine explained it to me.
He told me that just barely a week ago, Barcelona won Liverpool 3-0 at their home (camp nou). And for Liverpool to qualify for the UEFA finals, they would need to score 4 goals without conceding against Barcelona in the return leg at an aggregate of 4-3 (which seemed kinda impossible really). After he finished telling me the short story, I finally understood what Never Give Up really meant.
I am here just thinking of what it must have cost Liverpool to record such success at the match, and I realised that much more than just being physically fit to play the game, there were some other factors that must have attributed to the team’s success.
Well, I am taking a cue from their victory yesterday, and I want to believe that these things helped them record such a win:
- They were determined to win.
- They never gave up on the possibilities of winning.
- They played their heart out.
- They were not intimidated about their previous loss.
- They played together as a team to win.
Liverpool showed the whole world yesterday that indeed there can always be a come back after a great defeat, and this is a great life lesson we all can learn and apply to our lives. That at the end of the day, there will always be a victory if we Never Give Up.
Hey, watch the highlight of the match here: