In addition to the Champions League and Europa League, there will soon be the Conference League. Oh yes, and the Nations League still exists. Toni Kroos has a clear opinion about the many competitions.

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In view of the discussion about a European super league, soccer international Toni Kroos has expressed himself critically about new competitions. “At the end of the day we are of all these additional things that are invented, (…) somehow just the puppets of Fifa and Uefa,” said Kroos in the podcast “Einfach mal Luppen”, which appeared on Wednesday, in which he participated discussed football with his brother Felix.

Competitions such as the Nations League or the planned expansion of the Club World Cup are planned “in order to suck everything out financially, and of course suck everything out of every single player physically.”

“It is also good to leave certain things like that when they are good”

Kroos rejects a super league. Such competitions are certainly exciting in terms of sport. However, if the top clubs would only compete against each other in the super league, smaller clubs would look “down the pipe” and the gap between big and small would become even bigger.

The Real Madrid midfielder said: “It’s good to leave things like that when they’re good.” With the existing leagues and international competitions you have “top products”, said the 2014 world champion.

Most recently, the outgoing Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu had announced that the club was in that competition would be: “Yesterday we approved a proposal to participate in a future European super league, as this would ensure the club’s financial stability,” he said at the end of October.


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