It's a great time to a be a fan of the German Bundesliga.
With two clubs in the final of the lucrative UEFA Champions League — Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich will play for the cup at London's Wembley Stadium on May 25 — the top flight in Germany couldn't be healthier.
And it stands in stark contrast to what's happening in other leagues in Europe, according to the US national team's German manager, Jurgen Klinsmann.
"I think there are other countries that are struggling big-time," Klinsmann told Reuters.
He went on to identify the leagues that he was referring to.
"Italy and England are struggling big-time," Klinsmann continued. "Even the bigger teams have so much debt that it's scary. I think in the long run Spain will jeopardize its foundation if there are only two teams controlling the whole market. It's not going to work."
Things are different in Germany and in some circles Klinsmann has been credited with his role in the transformation over the last decade.
"The clubs are really healthy in Germany and the infrastructure coming out of 2006 [World Cup] plays a role in that, too," Klinsmann said. "A lot has changed in a wonderful way."
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