Freigang demands something else: DFB star doesn't want to "earn millions"

Football is increasingly about money.

Freigang demands something else: DFB star doesn't want to "earn millions"

Football is increasingly about money. National player Laura Freigang, however, longs for structures like in England and not for a salary in the millions. Before the European Championships in the mother country of football, the striker from Eintracht Frankfurt becomes downright philosophical.

National player Laura Freigang would like to see more professional conditions for women's football in Germany, based on the example of the host country England, instead of a salary in the millions. "You can really start in many areas, for example with the training conditions. In England, for example, the clubs in the first division are obliged to have a women's team," said the 24-year-old striker from Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt to "Playboy". .

Much more is done and promoted for women's football in the media in England than in Germany. "To be seen, you need a stage," said Freigang, adding: "I just hope that we get a chance and that professional structures emerge."

This does not necessarily have to mean higher salaries. "I wouldn't want to earn millions, to be honest. That's not what we primarily want," stressed Freigang, who was with the DFB selection at the EM from July 6th to 31st in England after the ninth title grabs.

Rather, it is desirable that larger sums are invested in the development of the sport. "If you look at the men's transfer fees and see how much money it takes to finance a women's team, it's really peanuts," said the Eintracht striker and appealed to the professional clubs: "Sure, it's about money, but I do I think one should ask oneself: Do we live exclusively capitalistically and only promote what brings maximum financial success, or are we also concerned with society?"

The national team of national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg can look forward to a record bonus at the European Championships in England. If the DFB selection wins their ninth European title, each player will receive 60,000 euros. There is 30,000 euros for reaching the final, and 20,000 euros are paid out for each player who reaches the semi-finals. If the DFB women survive the group phase and move into the quarter-finals, 10,000 euros are guaranteed. A year ago, the men's team would have received 400,000 euros for the title at the European Championships.

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