The president also sharply criticized Liverpool and Manchester City coaches, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. “It’s easy to always attack FIFA and UEFA, but the discussion is simple: if you play less, salaries go down,” he said. The two Premier League coaches had previously criticized plans for more tournaments and therefore more games. “Who should complain, the workers are in the factories with thousands of euros a month,” Ceferin said.
Ceferin also criticized the attitude of many clubs to the issue of stress in international competitions. “Everyone wants more cup games, then there are championships with 20 teams, national cups and in some countries a league cup. Nobody renounces anything,” criticized the UEFA President.