Ex-Super Eagles and Real Madrid midfielder Mutiu Adepoju has come out to condemn the comment of Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp. In a post-match conference meeting, the German tactician said that the Africa Cup of Nations is a little tournament.
Ex-Super Eagles Player Mutiu Adepoju Fires Back at Klopp for Calling AFCON Little Tournament
Recall that on Wednesday, after the Liverpool game against FC Porto, Jurgen Klopp, in a post-match conference after the team’s win in the UEFA Champions League, made a statement which did not go well at all. Liverpool is among the sides that will strongly be affected by the continental competition. Speaking after his side’s recent thumping of Arsenal, Klopp spoke on the prospect of losing star duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the upcoming competition.
However, The Ex-Super Eagles player Adepoju stated that Klopp was wrong to have made such a remark in a chat. He said: “That is his own opinion, and that is to his selfish interest because he doesn’t want to lose some of his players.” “How will he feel if we say that the European competition is a minor tournament?
“From the way I see it, he said it because he doesn’t want to lose his key players, and I don’t think one should even pay much attention to him.”