Ger­man leg­ends scorn English league

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

MU­NICH — The fail­ureure of Premier League clubs to land a num­berr of Bun­desliga tar­gets il­lus­trates the su­pe­ri­or­i­tyrity of the Ger­man top flight, says Karl-heinz z Rum­menigge.

In a state­ment that’s t’s sure to in­flame ex­ist­ing ten­sions be­twee­nen the two coun­tries ahead of the Euro­peann Cham­pi­onship this sum­mer, the Bay­er­nay­ern Mu­nich CEO has openly stat­eded that the English top flight lags s be­hind its Ger­man and Spanish pan­ish coun­ter­parts.

This fol­lows the in­abil­ity of cer­tain high­h­pro­file Pre­mier­ship clubs to land the sig­na­tures of Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng and David Alaba, all four of whom m signed con­tract ex­ten­sions with the Ger­man er­man cham­pi­ons.

“What we’ve shownn with those con­tract ex­ten­sions is that the door is closed, no mat­ter who comes,” Rum­meniggem­menigge told Kicker. “All those play­ers are world class and there was a great de­mand.

“The play­ers feel well ell here, in the city and in the (Al­lianz) Arena. a. We don’t have to dis­cuss that fi­nances al­soo play a role.

“We don’t have to bee ex­ces­sive like it’s the case in Eng­land. I don’tn’t be­lieve the English mar­ket is very pop­u­larr with the play­ers.

“It’s no co­in­ci­dence that the foot­ball there lags be­hind the Spanish sh or the Ger­man.”

His sen­ti­ments are e backed up by Bayer Lev­erkusen’s di­rec­tor of sports, Rudi Voller.

The former Ger­manyany in­ter­na­tional and World Cup win­ner feelsels that the amount of money spent by the English clubs is dis­pro­por­tion­ate to the suc­cessess they en­joy.

“There are clubs inn Eng­land that spend much more money, butt don’t do a lot of things as prop­erly as Bay­ern,” n,” said Voller. “That’s the dif­fer­ence.”

“Bay­ern buy the bestest play­ers, and it fits. You can see they haveve a plan. With English clubs you some­timesmes get the im­pres­sion that’s not case.

“I fol­low Spanish, Ital­ian and English foot­ball, and Premier League is least fun to watch. Maybe the level l of ex­cite­ment is higher be­cause more teamss com­pete for the ti­tle than it’s the case in Spain or Ger­many,” he added. — Reuters

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