UEFA Champions League English

“When the Santiago Bernabeu is finished, Anfield is what will look like a training ground” – Valdano reacts to Klopp’s distasteful comments

Former Real Madrid player, manager, and sporting director Jorge Valdano dropped the mic when he spoke with Spanish radio station, Onda Cero, after Real Madrid’s victory over Liverpool regarding the Reds’bosses less than refined comments about the Valdebebas stadium.

The eloquent Argentine was asked for his thoughts on Jurgen Klopp’s comments where the Liverpool manager was not his usual diplomatic self when talking about the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium both before and after kick-off.

“It was strange tonight because of the stadium and the situation, but Anfield is at least a proper stadium – that will be good for us,” Klopp told reporters after the match.

Valdano was firm in in his response:

“Real Madrid do not play at Valdebebas for the competitive advantage. They lose more than they gain with the change of scenery,” Valdano explained.

“When the Santiago Bernabeu is finished, what will look like a training camp will be Anfield.”

Kudos to Valdano and Real Madrid.

Klopp has received criticism for his disrespectful attitude and bizarre excuses following the match. As a cheeky rebuttal, the construction group that built Valdebebas and the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium sent Jurgen Klopp a small 3-D model of the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium.

The German manager may have been attempting to deflect pressure and blame from his own squad, but the manner in which he did certainly left a bad taste in the mouth

Which leaves one wondering what’s really going on in the German manager’s mind these days.