Bundesliga: ex-Real Madrid player criticizes academy: you would see U17 players with 500 euro toiletry bags
Philippe Lienhart is currently in full swing for Freiburg in the Bundesliga, but the Austrian center-back actually spent three years at real Madrid and criticized the lavish lifestyle some of the youngsters at the club had during his time there.
The 25-year-old, who has a market value of â¬ 14million according to Transfermarkt, spent three years at real Madrid between 2014 and 2017 before joining Freiburg on loan then definitively.
“I was surprised to see players under 17 walking around with 500 euro toiletry bags”, Lienhart said in an interview with Transfermarkt when asked about his time at real Madrid.
“I don’t think it’s necessary … I think it’s wrong when a young player is making that much money, he can lose sight of what’s really important in his career. That’s how it is. that we are losing a lot of young talent. “
Asked about the differences between Freiburg and real Madrid, Lienhart It was clear.
“Freiburg are more of a family club and that makes it special. It’s different to real Madrid,” he stated.
Although being convinced that real Madrid is not a family club like Freiburg, the defender is open to the possibility of returning to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
“It’s a very big jump. I would have to improve more for this to be possible”, Lienhart Explain.
“It would be nice to have the opportunity to come back. It was a great experience and I wouldn’t say no to a possible return.”