UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has hit back at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City's Pep Guardiola for complaining about the football calendar.
Both coaches were among the vocal voices about the Nation League tournament which they claimed took a toll on the players but Caferin has a different opinion on the thought.
“The Nations League is one of the most ridiculous ideas in the world of football. Players have played over 70 games and we continue with Nations League games [after the season has ended]. Four, five, six games with the national teams. I would prefer UEFA take more money from the Champions League finals and get rid of the Nations League," Klopp said in May.
In his response via La Gazzetta dello Sport. “, Caferin said: “It's easy always to attack FIFA and UEFA, but the thing is simple. If you play less, you get less money. Who should complain are the factory workers who get €1,000 per month.
“Everyone wants more cup games, but nobody gives up on anything. Clubs wanted 10 games in the Champions League group stage. They'll have eight, it's the right number. Domestic leagues should have 18 clubs, but the presidents do not agree. They should understand that two domestic cups are too many."