Super League saves football from a critical situation
“It is not true that this is for the rich clubs. I am not the owner of Real, I am the chairman. Real is a club with members. Everything I do is for the good of football, ”said Pérez. “We are doing this to save football, which is in a critical situation.”
AC Milan, Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, FC Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur want to start a midweek top competition in August and thus generate 10 billion euros. They are looking for three more clubs and want to invite five teams annually.
Perez refers to the major consequences that the corona pandemic has for football. Real Madrid has large debts, just like FC Barcelona, for example. Pérez: “The situation is very dramatic. We need to save football now so that we can live in peace again for the next 20 years. ”
The president of Real Madrid believes that UEFA, which announced plans for the new format of the Champions League on Monday, has acted too late. “That new format will come in 2024. In 2024 all clubs will have already died. The Champions League is only interesting from the quarter-finals. Before that, we play against modest clubs, that’s not attractive. ”
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