Jurgen Klopp sparked controversy some time ago after describing the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano as a “training pitch” ahead of the first leg between Liverpool and Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The German coach has now tendered his apologies to those who felt offended by his remarks last week and wondered why some people made all this fuss around his words.
Jurgen Klopp clarifies his statements
Speaking to RMC Sport, he pointed out that he had no intentions to be disrespectful and that it is a “joke” that people made stories about what he said.
In his words, “They play there the whole season. I know the situation and that they are renovating [the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu], or I don’t know what exactly they do.
“That’s all fine. But making a story out of what I said is a real joke to be honest.
“If somebody thought I was disrespectful, I am sorry. That was not my intention.”