While their clubs are among the 12 founders of the European Super League, Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp opposed the Super League project.
Present at a press conference this Tuesday, April 20 before the meeting against Aston Villa, Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City coach, attacked the European Super League project, while his club is part of it. Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp also criticized the new format.
Since the announcement of the establishment of the European Super League was made, many football players have spoken to denounce this competition. Before playing against Aston Villa on Wednesday April 21 (9.15 p.m.), on behalf of the 32nd day of the Premier League, Pep Guardiola denounced the harmful impact of this new competition.
“It is not sport, if success is guaranteed or if losing does not matter. It is not sport if there is no relationship between effort and reward“, explained the former FC Barcelona coach at a press conference.
And Pep Guardiola is not the only one to have criticized this project. While a member of the European Super League, Jürgen Klopp also gave his opinion on the European Super League: “I like the competitive aspect in football, I like the idea that West Ham can play in the Champions League next year. I don’t want them to be there, to be honest, because we want to be there, but I like them to have a chance“, analyzed the German for Sky Sports, before facing Leeds (1-1).