Young Boys stars Christian Fassnacht and Michel Aebischer have shared their delight after the shock win over Manchester United last night.
The Swiss team took on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side for the beginning of their Champions League campaign last night, with many having predicted a comfortable win for United beforehand.
It appeared that was on course to happen when Cristiano Ronaldo fired his side into the lead with a 13th-minute strike.
However, a red card for Aaron Wan Bissaka changed the course of the tie dramatically, with Manchester United electing to sit back rather than push for more goals.
That came back to haunt them when Moumi Ngamaleu equalised in the 66th minute before a poor backpass from Jesse Lingard set Theoson Siebatcheu away in the 95th minute to score a late winner.
The result is arguably Young Boys’ biggest win in their history, particularly given their size compared to Manchester United.
And, as you’d imagine, their players were more than delighted after the game, with Fassnacht and Aebischer both speaking to Thuner Tagblatt after the game.
“We were incredibly solid; even with eleven against eleven, we were well in the game. The red card turned the game completely around,” said the former.
“We were the deserved winners in the end. We had nothing to lose and wanted to play like in the championship.
“Of course, it was easier when we were outnumbered, but first, you have to show that will – and that’s what we did. In the 80th minute, the coach asked me if we wanted to play to win. And I said, yes, we’ll throw everything forward.”
“We had respect, but certainly not fear,” added Aebischer.
“After conceding the goal, we showed a good reaction and proved that we can hold our own against a team like that. When you score the decisive goal in the 95th minute, the relief is very, very big.”