Frappart historic - acclaimed by Klopp: "It's on time"
Today, the European Super Cup final is being played between Liverpool and Chelsea. Then Frenchman Stephanie Frappart becomes the first woman to judge a European men's final, something welcomed by the coaches. - I am glad that we can be part of this historic moment, there are so many things in the world where we are not smart enough to make smart decisions. I think this is a smart decision, says Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp.
That two English teams meet in the Super Cup final has never happened before. But it was the history of the judges that attracted the most attention at today's press conferences and there the coaches were in agreement.
- My answer is finally. It's about time it happens. I have a lot of experience with women judges, even in Germany with Bibiana Steinhaus (German professional judge), says Klopp and continues:
- It's the first final, it might make it a little more special, but I hope it's not the last, that's all I can say.Lampard's criticism: "Still a long way to go"
Chelsea coach Frank Lampard is also critical of how far after football has been.
- I think we have been very slow in this and now we are trying to make progress. It's still a long way to go but tomorrow, it's a tremendous moment, ”he says.Frappart: "We are ready for every match"
For Stephanie Frappart, it will be no wonder to judge the European Super Cup final. She pointed out at the press conference ahead of the Grand Meeting that she has experience in the form of French supreme.
- We train a lot all the time, so we are not afraid because we are ready for every match, says the 35-year-old and refers to his refereeing team.