The Bundesliga wants to cut wages and Heldt responds: “Fucking populists”

first_imgDespite the hope shown by Seifert, full suspension of the championship remains an option. “I cannot give a reliable answer at the moment,” he admitted. “If a match with 100 people takes place, it will be up to the medical staff to decide whether it is feasible or not.. If not, it will be difficult to carry out the matches. We have to be realistic, “he concluded, hinting at the same time that UEFA did not go to the European leagues to ask for compensation (English media spoke of a fund of 300 million euros) to cover the economic effects for the continental federation for not being able to celebrate the European Championship this year. “The subject was not touched. Yes, the postponement of the European Championship also helps UEFA to finish the Champions League. If they had had to postpone both competitions, the economic consequences would be even more considerable, “said the head of the Bundesliga.Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder was the first to urge Bundesliga footballers to donate part of their salary to help those clubs and employees (around 56,000 in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga2) who fear for their existence as a result of the suspension of matches. Of course, Söder did not take long to obtain a very sharp response to and, at the same time, controversy from Horst Heldt, manager of the Cologne: “It would be reasonable to measure this type of populist bullshit expressions”, the former German player exploded. “We should focus on what is truly important to people. I find it embarrassing to discuss and question this kind of thing in public. It’s disgusting and not right, “he said, despite the fact that many clubs have already entered into talks with their players to debate salary cuts and that Christian Seifert himself, president of the league league DFL, supports the cause.In other leagues it is already a fact. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, NBA champions, donated a million dollars to employees of the Chase Center pavilion in the absence of income from the suspension of the championship. At the moment, the Bundesliga has not taken that step and most of the teams in the highest German competition chose not to make any statement about it. In a survey conducted by the Teutonic newspaper Bild, only Manuel Neuer responded. “Professional players, like everyone else, are turning our heads to take the situation in the best possible way,” explained the Bayern captain.The Mannschaft donates 2.5 million eurosThe first German athletes to take the step to curb the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis have been the players of the Teutonic team. As explained by the German soccer federation DFB on its Instagram account, the staff will donate a total of 2.5 million euros to alleviate the effects of the crisis that is causing the coronavirus. To do this, the four-time world champion created the donation website Wir Helfen (“We help”) and invited everyone to join the cause that is a relief for all those who are most affected by the situation.“Soccer has stopped and health is above all,” explained Leon Goretzka, international of Bayern, in the video broadcast by the social network. “Therefore, I want to urge you in solidarity to put your grain of sand and set an example. We, as the national team that we are, have taken the first step and donated 2.5 million to the cause. We hope that many of you will follow us, “he concluded. His partner Joshua Kimmich added: “I think we should be aware of our responsibility and show solidarity”, sentenced. Bundesliga clubs have already started to negotiate with their players so that they will dispense with part of their salary as a consequence of the coronavirus crisis. This was explained by Christian Seifert, president of the German league federation DFL, in statements collected on the website of the German newspaper Bild. When asked by those clubs that, now more than ever, are fearing for their existence Due to the possible suspension of the Bundesliga and the consequent lack of income, the boss of the highest German competition explained: “Markus Söder (president of the Bavarian regional government) proposed it and many people think the same. I know from the clubs that have been talking to their players for a long time and they may even have already reached an agreement. It is normal, we are talking about an understandable requirement. Many now have to do their bit. “Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder was the first to urge Bundesliga footballers to donate part of their salary to help those clubs and employees (around 56,000 in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga2) who fear for their existence as a result of the suspension of matches. Of course, Söder did not take long to obtain a very clear answer to and, at the same time, controversial on the part of Horst Heldt, Cologne manager: “It would be reasonable to measure this type of bullshit populist expressions”, the former German player exploded. “We should focus on what is truly important to people. I find it embarrassing to discuss and question this kind of thing in public. It’s disgusting and it’s not right“He noted, despite the fact that many clubs have already entered into talks with their players to debate salary cuts and that Christian Seifert himself, president of the league league DFL, supports the cause.In other leagues it is already a fact. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, NBA champions, donated a million dollars to the employees of the Chase Center pavilion in the absence of income from the suspension of the championship. At the moment, the Bundesliga has not taken that step and most of the teams in the highest German competition chose not to make any statement about it. In a survey conducted by the Teutonic newspaper Bild, only Manuel Neuer responded. “Professional players, like everyone else, are turning our heads to take the situation in the best possible way“Explained the Bayern captain.Competition, in a sea of ​​doubtsAs for the Bundesliga, which now has an extra time in the months of May and June to finish the season thanks to the postponement of the Euro Cup by 2021, Seifert was blunt: “We are very far from thinking about a possible resumption of the Bundesliga. Of course, we have a little more certainty in terms of planning. In theory we can make plans until June. We have gained leeway“He clarified. For this, the officials of the Bundesliga are considering the option of design a schedule as tight as possible, with days every three or even two days. “It is still too early,” says Seifert. “The situation allows us to count on the month of June and perhaps also on July for our plans. It all depends on when we can start. Fighting the virus takes priority. But it is very likely that we will have an unusual rhythm of matches, “he added.last_img read more

Liverpool lead Manchester United in chase for £25m Burnley defender Keane

first_imgLiverpool and Manchester United will battle for Michael Keane signature this summer with Jurgen Klopp confident he can lure the Burnley centre-back to Anfield.Keane has impressed at the heart of the Clarets’ defence this season and also made his international debut for England.A figure of £25million is expected to be sufficient for Burnley to sanction a move in the coming months, according to the Mirror.Keane was released by Manchester United two years ago, but appears their North West rivals Liverpool have stolen a march on signing the 24-year-old.Keane’s experience under Louis van Gaal ended on a sour note when he was sold for just £2.5m, despite being rated highly by many at the club’s Aon training complex in Carrington.Keane has a year left on his contract at Turf Moor but has signalled his intention to leave by rejecting a new deal which would have made him the club’s highest-paid player. 1 Keane has been hugely impressive for Burnley this season and also made his England debut last_img read more