Sat in front of the television last night, paying scant attention to the TV soaps the wife was watching, I spent some time surfing the social media networks.
In doing so I came across a quote somebody has posted from the German international striker, Miroslav Klose.
I found the quote very thought-provoking and I thought, in this modern age of football where the game has changed so much, it could prove to be a good point for discussion, in midweek, as we get ready to prepare for the forthcoming Championship fixture to Nottingham Forest.
Klose, speaking about the modern game, had this to say:
“The football I grew up playing is no longer there. Today, all players care about their cars, their shoes with their name on it, and their image. While for me, the only thing that counted was football. Nothing else.”
Is he right?
Has the money the game is awash with taken the modern-day player away from what, when I was a youngster, was perceived as a working mans’ sport?
Or do the words spoken by Klose get filtered down slightly as we head down the echelons of English football, from the Premier League to League Two.
Sat here in the editorial sport I look forward to reading your thoughts on the subject matter.
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