“The UCL format right now works great and that is why it’s the most popular club competition in the world – for us players and for the fans.”
Former Liverpool defender Markus Babbel has also taken aim at UEFA, calling the reforms a “disaster”.
“UEFA is laughing its head off!” Babbel told Goal and SPOX. “The 2024 Champions League is also sh*t to the power of 10. Nobody can take that seriously either because it’s all about more games and more money.
“From my point of view, the reforms are a disaster, but at least the teams still have a chance to qualify based on sporting merit.”