Oliver Bierhoff smiled as always. However, his statements about the anticipated restart of the national team at the beginning of September revealed how the German football Association (DFB) in the Corona-crisis to the relaunch of his flagship team provided. "It was often the fear that you will not have any games in the autumn," said the DFB Director on Sunday in the "double pass" at Sport1.
Around ten million euros alone from the television marketing, the team of Joachim Löw flushed every appearance in the Association's Fund - without these funds, the DFB could not lead his entire work. So Bierhoff sees no Alternative for the controversial opener for the Corona break. "There are a lot of contractual obligations to partners", - said the Director of the national teams to the European Association (Uefa) published calendar. The Löw-Team at the 3. September, against Spain, and three days later, in Switzerland, in the new Nations League to start.
Bayern-Trainer Hansi Flick and Chairman of the Board Karl-Heinz Rummenigge see the setting in the light of the Champions League tournament to 23. August is highly problematic. The players would need after vacation. "In terms of content," he could understand Flick and Rummenigge is "full". However, he was surprised by the statements, "because the decision was voted on at the European level, with the Clubs," said Bierhoff: "The burden will be very high, because we were all aware," he said, "But we also need to and want to have games."
No vacation for the player
The young national team need with a view to the in the summer of 2021 suspended EM the opportunity for further development. Players have to be aware of the fact that "you" will have no summer vacation, winter vacation said probably Bierhoff. In addition, there are the economic constraints. Also, for the triple-dates in October and November, the European champion of 1996 looks at the Moment, no Alternatives.
in addition to the two other games in the Nations League is also provided for a friendly game. Also, since there is no choice: "in theory, you need to be made, because the test matches are sold to the Uefa. We are in the obligation to deliver to the Uefa.“ The national team is the main source of income of the Association.Updated Date: 21 June 2020, 10:19