Petersen from Freiburg criticizes the excesses of professional football

Stuttgart (AP) – Freiburg striker Nils Petersen criticized the excesses in professional football before the Bundesliga season started.

“Overall Germany is such a great football country, people have always loved going to the stadium – I’m afraid we will lose that a little bit at this point,” said Petersen in an interview with the “Stuttgarter Zeitung”. “and” Stuttgarter Nachrichten “.

“Of course, we footballers are always a bit like artists who entertain people, and there is a market there and in high demand,” said the 31-year-old. “I also make very good money, and I am not unhappy about it.”

However, the record scorer at SC Freiburg is critical of the salary structure in professional football. “But when I visit my girlfriend who works as a clerk in the office and see what she does and what she earns compared to me, these scissors are more than marginal,” said Petersen. ‘So that we don’t get each other wrong – I am also involved in contract negotiations with my advisor. But you have to worry about certain excesses. ‘

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