Berlin (dpa) – DFL Director Christian Seifert has shown relief at the start of the new Bundesliga season under Corona conditions.

“Normally you would look at the results after the first two match days, at the standings and maybe at the quality of the matches,” said the head of the German football league at the Supercup between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund (3-2) in the streaming service. DAZN.

Now there is the acceptance of the public and the effect of the hygiene concepts. “In principle I am very happy that we started on time and that the first two match days could be played”, said the 51-year-old.

Seifert described the tight schedule and stress of English weeks and a shortened winter break as “a brutal appointment calendar that no one wanted”. As a competition, however, one must also keep an eye on the national teams that “want to play games, sometimes even for commercial reasons. National associations also have sponsors and partners, which in turn are important sources of income. Especially for the smaller associations in Europe. difficult schedule that puts a lot of pressure on the players. I would also like it to be different. “

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