Basel’s Heiko Vogel: It will take until 2017 for triumph over Manchester United to sink in

The German trainer is understandably jubilant after witnessing a stunning display from his players to down the English champions and secure progression to the knockout stage.

Basel caretaker coach Heiko Vogel claims that his team’s Champions League heroics against Manchester United on Wednesday will not sink in for a long time, as they registered a famous 2-1 win over Sir Alex Ferguson’s men.

While speaking to Uefa.com after the clash at St. Jakob Park, the 36-year-old could not hide his delight and admitted that he had tears of joy in his eyes as he watched his players defy the odds to dig out the three points against the English champions.

“The story of this game is told quickly: David beat Goliath,” said Vogel. “Yes, I had tears in my eyes.

“With the full-time whistle, all the weight was lifted from my shoulders. It will probably take until 2017 until I completely realise [the magnitude of this].”

“There is boundless joy, the pride I feel is at its maximum. Not only did we win 2-1, it was the way we won,” he continued.

“Especially in the second half, the daring way we played. I’d expected Manchester to attack, to throw everything at us one more time, but the way we resisted them was sensational.”

Looking ahead to the knockout stage of the competition after sealing second place in Group C, Vogel affirmed that there is potentially even more to come from his young side.

“I believe we can’t be beaten when it comes to togetherness; here every player runs for another,” he said. “And despite all the pride, I’m sure that we can play even better.

“Some passages were really good, in defence and attack, but nevertheless we could have played the odd counterattack better.”

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011

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