Tony Parker, the president of Asvel, gave the example of basketball to criticize the idea of a football world cup every two years.
Announced as the successor of Jean-Michel Aulas at the head of Olympique Lyonnais, Tony Parker no longer hesitates to talk about football during his visits to the press. Present this Wednesday at the Vélodrome for the “Match of heroes”, a gala and charity event, the former leader of the French basketball team spoke of the idea of a football world cup. the two years in front of the cameras.
« It’s hot anyway, explained Tony Parker concerning the Biennial World Cup. As an athlete, I tell myself that doing a big competition every year is going to be hard. We, in basketball, we had a big competition every year but over time, the players NBA no longer came. We were doing a Euro, a world championship, the Olympics … By force, NBA players no longer came and only focused on the Olympics. Basketball has decided to change. »