Jorge Valdano has hit back at Jurgen Klopp’s comments that the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano is merely “a training ground”.
Speaking on El Transistor programme on Spanish radio station Onda Cero, Valdano didn’t hold back.
“What you have to consider is that Real Madrid don’t play at Valdebebas to gain a competitive advantage,” he said.
“An empty [Estadio Santiago] Bernabeu is still imposing and affects opponents negatively. Therefore, Madrid actually lose out on a sporting advantage by playing there.
“What [Ronald] Koeman said is also true: Madrid have taken advantage of the situation to create a 21st century stadium, and when it’s ready the stadium that’ll look like a training ground is Anfield if we’re comparing [the two].
“You have to keep up with the times.”