Raymond Verheijen, the man who is possibly more famous for his twitter outbursts than his day job; Football fitness expert and coaching lecturer. He is not prepared to let his feud with Klopp end so soon. His recent outburst, “As I’d call it, Klopp is a pancake, but it would not make sense because then you make it personal,” Verheijen told Voetbal International.
He loves to make headline-grabbing comments – you’d think he had a book on sale?!
Recently Klopp did mention Verheijen during a press conference, this was in reference to Verheijen being overcritical of him on social media. Again questioning the former Borussia Dortmund coach’s training techniques.
“I do not make baseless opinions about the person, but come with facts and laws about the trainer. Klopp is one of the best trainers in the world, but guess what? Klopp, Guardiola and Pochettino are underdeveloped in terms of periodisation.
“Regarding tactics, in play development and analysis of the opponent, they are properly developed. For tactical teachers, training twice a day is very tempting.
If you follow him on twitter you’ll be used to seeing these on a regular basis.
Those of you who haven’t been lucky enough to have a look, you don’t know what you’re missing!! His Timeline is flooded with similar quotes.
“Pochettino sometimes trains three times a day. The time between workouts is shorter. It’s harder for players to overcome fatigue. If fatigue builds up, the signal from the brain to the muscles slows resulting in reduced control over the body.”
“Poorer co-ordination leads to a greater risk of injuries.”
“Klopp is generally great, but in that particular aspect he has little knowledge. Then you can say: ‘Gosh Jurgen, I would do it differently’. I use Twitter as a means to educate coaches around the world.”
“I use the mistakes of the current generation of trainers to train the next generation of coaches. Twitter is an extension of the courses I teach all over the world.
“That makes my story concrete rather than abstract. The general public does not see that and think Verheijen’s crazy but that’s not important to me. My mission is to train better trainers.”
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