Jose Luis Mendilibar has made a comment about how the use of social media has influenced the world of football in this modern era.
The former manager of Eibar expressed his opinions on the status of society or the game in general, and a recent response about social media and the digital age has struck a chord with many.
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Mendilibar statement about social media
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Mendilibar stated in a press conference prior to Sevilla's matchup with Celta Vigo that he believed social media was doing more harm than good. He said, “I’ve never had social media in my life.
“All inventions are for the good, but they are used for evil. All of them. It is rare that someone on a social network flatters someone, it is usually to go after someone in the wrong way.”
“The players are realising that not all good, it isn’t all this player should go with the national team. The insults also come from other side. I like that there are things like this [holy week in Spain] so that they disconnect and return to normality.”
Mendilibar wary of 'detrimental' social media
Mendilibar continued by saying that he felt this was part of a social media trend that was equally detrimental.
Still speaking, Mendilibar said, “Today everything is digital, it goes through the air and we rarely see each other face to face, we talk person to person; that is lost and it sucks in my view.”
Nico Williams, a standout for Athletic Club, recently deleted all of his social media accounts after receiving criticism for squandering opportunities against Osasuna on Tuesday. Players have become online easy targets since there is minimal regulation on these online platforms.