- Title: Ian Rush puts Champions League trophy on show in Cardiff
- Date: 1st June 2017
- Summary: CARDIFF, WALES (JUNE 1, 2017) (REUTERS) WIDE OF BAY FORMER LIVERPOOL AND WALES FOOTBALLER, IAN RUSH, ARRIVING ON BOAT RUSH STANDING NEXT TO CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY RUSH TALKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER FOOTBALLER, IAN RUSH, SAYING: "I think it's going to be a great game. As for me I played for Juventus so I think I'm going for Juventus. I've got to say the way they work as a team - they work really, really hard as a team. I think Madrid will have the best individuals out there - the world's best individuals out there - and I think the way Madrid play - they score two, we'll score three - that's how good Madrid are. But I think in Juventus we might be a little bit more difficult to break down and because they play as team that might just get them over the line." IAN RUSH POSES WITH WELSH POLITICIANS (LEFT) WELSH FIRST MINISTER, CARWYN JONES (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER FOOTBALLER, IAN RUSH, SAYING: "Like I said even a 50% Gareth Bale is good enough to have on the bench. He's one of the world's best players when he's 100, but when he's 50% he's better than lots of your...you'd 100% have him on the bench at least. You know, he'll want to play. It's his country and everything. The first time he's put on a Madrid shirt in Wales and all that and it would absolutely be the icing on the cake if he can do that."
- Embargoed: 15th June 2017 13:39
- Keywords: Juventus Wales Ian Rush soccer football Champions League
- Location: CARDIFF, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: CARDIFF, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JG6ERJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Former Wales and Liverpool striker Ian Rush put the Champions League trophy on display in Cardiff on Thursday (June 1).
Rush's former club Juventus are due to play Real Madrid on Saturday (June 3) in the Champions League final at Cardiff's Principality Stadium.
Rush backed the Italian side to overcome the Spanish champions, believing them to be a better balanced team.
The Champions League trophy was shown off in the Welsh capital, Cardiff, with Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones also present.
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