The German captain of the English champion, Liverpool Jurgen Klopp, responded to pardoning City. Klopp thinks it is not good for football.
Recall that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the appeal of Manchester City – Josep Guardiola’s team will play in European tournaments. However, the initial fine, which amounted to 30 million euros, was reduced to 10 million euros.
Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool): “I am personally happy that City will play in the Champions League next season because without that, we would not have had a chance with City in the Premier League, the rival would have played 10-12 games less.
But I do not think yesterday was a good day for football. Financial fair play is an excellent idea. It protects the competitions from any club, not spending much more and not gaining an advantage at its expense.
Clubs in my native Germany are not based on private owners. The club renews its license every year. I hope the idea of financial fair play is not lost because of this, as it leaves world club football within certain limits.
If the wealthiest clubs and countries do what they want, things will get complicated. All of this will lead us to the World League. “The main thing is who owns the club and not their name.”