Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp says out loud what a lot of people think

We may not agree with his preference for English football–we hope he is talking about Sunderland vs Hull when he talks about “rainy day, heavy pitch, everybody is dirty in the face and they go home and can’t play football for the next four weeks.” But he definitely has a point about FC Barcelona’s one-sided wins:

If Barcelona’s team of the last four years were the first one that I saw play when I was four years of age … with their serenity, winning 5-0, 6-0 … I would have played tennis. Sorry, that is not enough for me. What I love is that there are some things you can do in football to allow each team to win most of the matches … It is not serenity football, it is fighting football – that is what I like … The important thing is new ideas, not money,” he says. “It is important to make the next step. You always want to be the team that can beat the one with more money.

The Guardian

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