Berlin (dpa) – Liverpool’s master coach Jürgen Klopp has spoken out in his own way for tolerance, fair play and understanding between people.
“The world should be a dressing room. I don’t mean men in underpants, but different cultures on the same level. There is no difference. There has never been one,” the German Premier League footballer said in an interview. in the special issue for the 100th anniversary of the “kicker”.
“I’m 53 years old, so I’ve been in sweaty, smelly locker rooms for 48 years, and there hasn’t even been an incident in a locker room in the sense of one coming over, the other coming there,” said the coach. “Of course it brings people together. Football is not a paradise, but it is a good example in many areas.”
He is “one of the greatest football romantics ever”. However, he’s been in the football business for so long, “I know you can hardly handle a perfect situation,” said Klopp. “That’s why you have to compromise.”
According to the former coach of Borussia Dortmund and Mainz 05, the game itself “has not changed, but has gotten so much better in the last ten, 15, 30 years, so much faster, so much more athletic, tactically totally different. If you feel like it,” you can take a lot of steps, because it will continue for a while, ”says Klopp.