National coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg does not want to join Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s call for equal pay for women and men in football.

    “I have to disagree with the Chancellor. We said we want to have equal play first, that we have better structures, that we have talent equity, that all girls can play football,” said the 54-year-old in an interview on “Today in the stadium” on Bayern 1.

    Her first approach would be “that we can turn all Bundesliga players into professionals, which means basic salaries in the league. But not an “equal pay” in the dimension of men,” Voss-Tecklenburg continued. During the European Championships in England in July, Scholz tweeted, among other things, using the hashtag #equalpay (equal pay): “It’s 2022. Women and men should be paid equally. This also applies to sport, especially national teams (…) .”

    The SPD politician will meet with those responsible for the German Football Association in Frankfurt/Main next Tuesday. “I would like to see an equalization, maybe a little less for men and a little more for women,” emphasized Voss-Tecklenburg again. “Maybe someday for the same title that men and women achieve, also the same money. But we will never get to the dimension of men’s football. And that would not be good either.”

    Your team lost 2-1 to England in extra time in the European Championship final at Wembley a week ago. They would have received 60,000 euros each for the title. The men would have received 400,000 euros last year.

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