Aaron Rodgers has revealed how much he enjoyed the Packers’ first trip outside of the United States during the regular season, despite the narrow loss to New York.
Green Bay stumbled to their second loss of the year against Daniel Jones and the Giants early Sunday morning after going 20-10 at halftime.
Although the result was less than Rodgers wanted, he still enjoyed his time on the other side of the pond.
“I had a blast, it was amazing,” he said during his Tuesday regular on The Pat McAfee Show, “I wish we could have had a few more days.”
‘We landed [Friday] and tried to stay up all day, so Allen [Lazard] and me and Adam our nutritionist decided to go to Wembley which was amazing and see our USA women’s national team against the reigning European champions England women’s national team.’
Rodgers and Lazard reunited with Jason Sudeikis, who plays the title character on the quarterback’s “Favorite” TV show, Ted Lasso, as the Lionesses defeat the Stars and Stripes 2-1.
“We have to go down to the field; The pitch is amazing, the stadium – I mean it rocked too. I don’t know how many thousands of fans but I think it sold out in 24 hours. I watched the game with many cast members from Ted Lasso, one of my favorite series, which was a lot of fun.
Rodgers also took the time to express how fantastic Britain’s support for the Packers has been during his short stint.
“The fans there were incredible. It was maybe 70-15 [Packers fans]…it was great, great experience apart from the result of the game.
“Overall a really fun trip. Just seeing the reaction from the fans was amazing. Even walking through Wembley and seeing people in Packers shirts was surreal.
Things didn’t seem so smooth for Green Bay after the game, with star cornerback Jaire Alexander left frustrated by the team’s loss.
Speaking to reporters after the Packers’ 27-22 loss to the New York Giants in the franchise’s first-ever international league game, Alexander confessed he’s not worried about the team’s current state unless they suffer back-to-back losses.
“I’m not worried, but if we lose next week I’m worried,” Alexander said of The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman. “But it is a new situation for everyone. New circumstances, sleeping habits. It’s quite an accommodation here in London.’
Rodgers wasn’t thrilled with his corner’s comments, suggesting there was a lack of a winning mentality.
“Honestly, I don’t like all this talk about next week,” Rodgers said on the podium after the game. “I firmly believe in the power of words and of manifestation. And we have to check that, because talking about it is not winning football.
“There was a conversation about it in the dressing room and I don’t like it,” he added. ‘Yes, my friend, but we don’t have to talk like that.’