Europa League 2019 final venue Baku , the capital city of Azerbaijan has been heavily criticized by the media , the fans and the players for multitude of reasons. Some of them being the sky-rocketed costs of travel as there are no direct flights from London and the accommodation which were similarly overpriced apart from the general lack of hotels in number.
This mishap was blamed at UEFA for having selected such an obscure venue for the finals of an European showpiece match between two heavyweights Chelsea and Arsenal.
Cesc Fabregas was in the broadcasting centre yesterday and had the following things to say : ‘Something should have changed. As players we play the game, but the fans are everything in football.
‘Players come and go but the fans are the ones who remain there. So many of my friends could be but they can’t because they cannot afford it and it’s so far.
‘It would make sense for me with two London teams, play at Old Trafford, play at Wembley. You have to think more of the fans.’
Renowned pundit Martin Keown added: it’s been a logistical nightmare. Everyone here really deserves a medal for being here.
‘It’s a real shame, the big European nights, you’re sharing with fans. The buildups lacking a bit at the moment. They’re telling us it’s gonna be a full stadium, but made up of local people.