Paul Scholes hilariously downplays Liverpool’s success with badminton trophy comparison after Jurgen Klopp’s side recently won the Club World Cup.
Liverpool have recently been crowned World Champions after beating Flamengo in the Club World Cup final last weekend. This is an official recognition of the club being the best in the world at least until the next Champion is crowned. However, Manchester United legend Paul Scholes doesn’t believe the trophy is worth much.
In fact, he has gone so far as to claim that his local Badminton Trophies hold more value than the Club World Cup. The Former midfielder, who won the trophy himself in 2008 with United, played down the significance of Liverpool’s 3rd trophy in 6 months on BBC Radio Live.
Paul Scholes hilariously downplays Liverpool’s success with badminton trophy comparison
When asked on BBC Radio 5 live about how much winning the trophy meant to him as a player, Scholes said:
“Well you want to win it once you’re there but I don’t think it was ever something that we were desperate to win.
“Even now if someone said to you ‘what trophies did you win over the years?’ I don’t think we’d mention the Club World Championship.
“I really don’t. I’m not joking, I’m serious!
“But you know what, it’s like anything else, it might take more importance over the years.
“It looks like Liverpool have enjoyed it. They’ve celebrated it and probably will mention it and why not – but just when we were playing it wasn’t that serious, I don’t think.
“But now you look back I suppose you’re quite happy but it’s not something you set out to do as a player I don’t think.”
When asked what was more important to him, lifting the Club World Cup or winning a trophy at his local badminton club, Scholes immediately replied:
“My badminton trophy!”
“Even now if someone said to you ‘What trophies did you win over the years?’ I don’t think we’d mention the World Club Championship.” 👀
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) December 27, 2019
Considering the state of Manchester United and Liverpool’s success, it is easy to jot this one down as a case of sour grapes. However, in all fairness to Scholes, he was critical of the competition even when he was playing in it.
Scholes told Daily Mail at the time,
“It’s a big club competition and we want to win.
“But obviously, we’d probably rather be here, playing our league game and not have so many fixtures in January like we’ve got.
“It’s one of those things. We managed to win the European Cup last year and sometimes afterwards you have to do things maybe you don’t want to do.”
The Kind of form that Liverpool are in at the moment though, it’s hard to think that they would care what Paul Scholes thinks of them. Having won the Champions League last season and the Club World Cup this season, a maiden Premier League title is now looking like a reality after every match. Especially after the 4-0 drubbing of Leicester last night.
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