Klopp of Liverpool and Pochettino of the Spurs reached the final costs of the Champions League



Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino have questioned the high prices and travel costs fans face to attend the Champions League final.

The two English clubs reached June 1 thanks to the dramatic comeback wins, but the supporters who plan to attend the match in Madrid face huge costs.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Klopp reached "crazy" hotel prices and said he sympathized with fans who are charged such high fees.

"One hundred percent," said Klopp. "Obviously, travel agencies and hotels are not stupid, maybe these cities before reaching the end have to accept a price cut and say: [the prices] It can not be more than [a certain figure].

"I heard about a room that usually costs £ 100 and now costs £ 2,700, it's crazy, I'm very sympathetic."

The Argentine manager of Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, said he was having trouble finding accommodation for his family.

"Yesterday I was calling a hotel in Madrid to try to book some rooms because I do not know if my family is going to be there, friends, people from Argentina," he said at a press conference. "But it was very difficult.

"Prices are crazy, it's not normal, but it's normal for people to take advantage of this opportunity to benefit me and I'm suffering for the two fan groups, ours and Liverpool."

Supporters of Liverpool and Tottenham have called for an end to "collect the loyalty of fans" amid the prices of flights and hotel rooms for the final of the Champions League.

The price of some flights to the Spanish capital in the days around the game has increased to more than £ 1,500, while the rates for hotel rooms in the city and the surrounding cities have risen to more than £ 1,000 per night.

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The two clubs have been allocated 16,613 tickets for the game at the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium of Atlético de Madrid, with the cheapest of those costing around £ 60 and the most expensive of £ 513.

Liverpool fanatics group Spirit of Shankly and the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters & Trust have issued a joint statement calling for repression against the exploitation of supporters and beating UEFA's "miserable" badignments.

"This has been a sensational campaign of the Champions League for Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, with fans of both clubs waiting for the final in Madrid on June 1," the statement said.

"But the joy of the fans has been tempered by the exorbitant costs of travel, accommodation and tickets, if they get a ticket with the miserable allocation from UEFA.

"Prices for flights to Madrid and the surrounding cities have skyrocketed by up to 840 percent, hotel rooms cost more than £ 1,000 per night, and room reservation histories are canceled and resold at very low prices. inflated

"Tickets that exceed £ 500 are exorbitant, there has to be transparency from UEFA and both clubs in how the prices are allocated and how the tickets are allocated."

The joint statement of fans of Liverpool and Tottenham also called for consumer protection measures to be applied to the revaluation of flights and hotel rooms in the days around the final.

"For many, the final is not a unique event," he added. "It's the culmination of a one-season trip for fans, who have spent thousands of pounds already traveling to support their team, bringing the show and atmosphere that is a key part of the game so appreciated by television.

"It's time to stop taking advantage of the loyalty of the fans."

Klopp also questioned the selection of Baku, Azerbaijan, as the site of the Europa League final between London rivals Chelsea and Liverpool.

"I think Madrid is incredibly expensive, that's clear, but going to Baku for a Europa League final is really fun," Klopp said.

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"I think these guys who made these decisions, I do not know what they took to actually have breakfast when they did it."

"Last year we went to Kiev [for the Champions League final] it's a wonderful city, but it was not very likely that a Russian team or a team from that part of the world was involved. "

Without direct flights to Baku from London, fans face travel times of up to 14 hours, depending on the connections.

"These decisions must be much more sensible," Klopp said. "It seems irresponsible, I do not know how they do it and I sympathize a lot with the fans."

The Reuters information was used in this report.


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