‘They need to shield players’ – Koeman ties new UCL plans

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has criticized UEFA for his or her prolonged plans within the Champions League.

Following the failed the European Premier League, UEFA has introduced a new format for its prestigious competition.

The proposals seeing teams elevated from 32 to 36 and video games rising from 125 to 225.

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That may seemingly create a significant headache for domestic leagues and cups as they try to slot in video games.

Barcelona was one of many 12 teams that attempted to break away and type the ESL.

The league is now in ruins after all six Premier League sides left.

Koeman believes that the new Champions League format, along with the ESL, doesn’t shield players.

He says (by means of ESPN): “It is unbelievable what players should play within the last few years in every competition.

“Everyone seems to be speaking about Tremendous League or a [new] Champions League or a unique manner of taking part in in Europe.

“UEFA talks quite a bit, however it does not do or hearken to the football individuals, not the managers or the players, concerning the variety of video games. Crucial to them is the cash.

“Even in Spain, the variety of video games we have to play – tomorrow we play at 10pm – it isn’t at all times all that optimistic for the players.

“I feel that is crucial. It is regular to consider the future of football however to start with they’ve to guard the players. ”

Last season, Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Gerard Pique played 45 video games or extra.

The best teams should construct larger squads to compete in a host of competitions, which is simply going to worsen by Champions League plans.

Manchester City is in the same place. They competed on 4 fronts earlier than their FA Cup semi-final loss to Chelsea.

Thankfully, Pep Guardiola has great sources and a particularly gifted squad. However others are usually not so fortunate.

Within the Premier League, Liverpool, Southampton and Everton have been badly affected by accidents.

Liverpool’s defense particularly has appeared skinny at instances. Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have all spent time on the sidelines.

With extra video games deliberate for the subsequent few seasons, the dimensions of accidents is prone to solely improve.


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