Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa has given a bad assessment of the future of elite level football.
In his pre-match press conference against Crystal Palace, the Whites strategist had a lot to say about the busy schedule in English football – and the long-term impact it could have on the game.
Leeds made the trip to the south of England, where they got a goalless draw with Brighton on Saturday night, leaving them with just 72 hours to rest before facing Patrick Vieira’s players in
The match schedule is nothing new for the Premier League squad at this time of year.
“It brings me great sadness how football is getting worse,” the 66-year-old told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“The schedule of matches is so busy that it does not take into account the development of training. “It is considered that more matches will take place, but it ignores whether the teams are in a position to offer better results.”
“I have serious doubts about the future of professional football, because it is constantly being commercialized and the product is constantly getting worse,” Bielsa insisted.
It is a strong statement, but many fans agreed with his statement and think that football is moving towards commercialization