Monday, January 23, 2017

Khedira: Strength of Bundesliga on show

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 2 Apr 2013

1 Views

Sami Khedira believes the recent success of Bundesliga teams in the Champions League is ‘not a coincidence’.

The Real Madrid midfielder has applauded youth football in Germany, admiring the dedication and success of academies in his homeland in their production of players.

This season marks the first time since 2002 in which there two German sides (Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund) have reached the quarter-finals. Schalke nearly made it three, but a 4-3 aggregate defeat to Galatasaray saw them exit the competition in the last 16.

“It is not a coincidence or luck,” he told UEFA.com.

“Schalke almost reached the quarter-finals. They were just a bit inexperienced.

“Dortmund and Bayern are very strong, not only last season but also this, and they play very well at European level. It is (thanks to) the continuous development in German football.

“The academies and the league give a great football education. Germany had been asleep for many years, but recently they have tried to continuously build things up.

“It’s bearing fruit, not only with producing great players but also great tactics and discipline. And in the end that package makes a great team.”

The 25-year-old is preparing for a Champions League clash of his own with Madrid set to take on Galatasaray on Wednesday in the first leg of their quarter-final and he outlined the differences between domestic and European football.

“I think that you must be very consistent in your game,” he said.

“You must deliver top performances throughout the season on a certain day. In La Liga you can allow yourself a mistake, but in the Champions League you must be well prepared for that day against your opponent.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top