Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool coach, criticized the initiative to play the World Cup every two years and assured that only money matters and not the health of the players.
“There is no other sport in the world with such a busy schedule. There are sports that are more physically demanding, like athletics and marathons, but they don’t run 20, 30 or 40 races a year. We all know what is happening, they say they give more opportunities to different countries, but in the end the only thing that matters is money, “Klopp said at a press conference.
“Someone has to realize that without the players, who are the most important part of this, we cannot play. No one is more important than the players,” he added.
“Imagine there was a World Cup and a European Championship every two years. That means that the players would have to play a big tournament every year. They would only have three weeks off each year. All the new ideas that have appeared in recent years have tried to add more matches. That’s not good in the long run. “
In addition, Klopp also complained that the South American qualifiers were played in the early hours of this Friday, with the Premier matches starting on Saturday morning.
“They don’t care, they don’t care. There is only one main interest and the rest does not matter. There has to be a point where all the confederations sit together and start thinking about the sport and not just about the benefit, but I don’t think I’ll be alive when that happens. “