Amid all the European Super League debate, Ilkay Gundogan wanted to remind people that the new Champions League format sucks.
Ilkay Gundogan doesn’t want all the noise to distract people from the other reality of the Champions League new format. With all this Super League debate, everybody forgets why this initiative was created. On one side, we have the clubs that refuse to play 180 matches per season with many clubs below their level. This means more travel miles and much less rest for the players.
Their new system goes directly against teams that are less powerful but play at a great level with the same number of matches. Both sides completely forget about players, who are the ones risking their physique every single game. Ilkay Gundogan wanted to shed some light into this issue by talking about the new proposed format from UEFA. Needless to say, the Manchester City star doesn’t agree with any format.
Gundogan wants less games for players.
Even though he has a point, players are known as a massive part of the issue as well. They are the ones who charge ungodly amounts of money for their contracts. The ideal scenario is getting everybody to make sacrifices in order to help football evolve as a whole. This is a systemic issue that needs everybody’s cooperation. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at what Gundogan wrote on Twitter.
“With all the Super League stuff going on… can we please also speak about the new Champions League format? More and more and more games, is no one thinking about us players? The new UCL format is just the lesser of the two evils in comparison to the Super League. The UCL format right now works great and that is why it’s the most popular club competition in the world – for us players and for the fans.”