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Why Isn't The Nations League Taken Seriously?

On the latest episode of the Bundesliga Connection, Kres Harrington speaks on the UEFA Nations League, Sadio Mane's potential move to Bayern Munich, and the eagles of Eintracht Frankfurt facing Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. Only on the #SLPodcast!

The UEFA Nations League is well underway and coach Hansi Flick had something to say about it. To find out what was said, click on the podcast player below!

The UEFA Nations League has continued into its second week in this international break, with draws seeming to be the common denominator among the bigger European sides. The sad reality of this competition is that no team that participates in all the other major tournaments seems to care for the Nations League.

Many players, including Kevin de Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk, have spoken out against the Nations League, questioning its relevance.

Germany coach Hansi Flick mentioned that the format of the league, with the games being back-to-back, and the congestion of matches is too much for players who've just come out of a full Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and UCL year, with games also being squished into a shorter space of time due to the previous two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The players are fatigued, and to make matters worse, the Bundesliga 2022/23 season will start a week earlier to compensate for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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Later in the show, the questions circulating Sadio Mane's potential move to Bayern Munich get answered and Kres speaks on the eagles of Eintracht Frankfurt (winners of the 2021/22 UEFA Europa League) facing Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.

To listen to the full discussion, click on the podcast player above or find it on your favourite podcast player.

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