The president of Real Madrid went through the microphones of Cadena Ser to analyze the chaos that was experienced this Monday in the Super League. “There was someone in the English group who had no interest and started to infect others,” he assured, without mentioning anyone in particular.
“No, just president of the Real Madrid“. 72 hours after announcing the project of the Superliga European, Florentino Prez went through the Ser string to reflect on the end (or almost) of the football megaproject that he had managed with eleven more clubs: Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Milan, Inter, Juventus, Barcelona y Atltico de Madrid. “I’m Sad and disappointed. We have been with this project for three years, which consists of saying ‘what can we do with the economic situation in Spanish football?’. La Liga is untouchable, so where you can get some money is during the week. The format of the Champions that there is now is obsolete, old man, it has interest from the quarters, before it has no interest “.
Florentino, who recalled that “the twelve are still in the Super League, no one has officially left, no one has paid,” said that “I have never seen such a great aggressiveness as this.” “On the part of the president of UEFA and on the part of some presidents of leagues such as Spain. It is something orchestrated that has surprised us all. A aggressiveness, some threats, some insults… As if we had killed someone, as if we had killed football. You have to save football, “he insisted.
In his analysis on Tuesday afternoon, the top Madrid president focused on one of the English teams, which according to him “had doubts and spread it to others.” He did not want to mention any of the owners, but did explain that this was the cause of the hasty ‘goodbye’ of the six clubs from the Premier to the Super League. “There was one who had no interest and began to infect others. The other five were scared and didn’t understand everything. In the end this avalanche, the manipulated campaign, with the Premier warming up … They told us ‘for now, let’s leave it’ “, he summarized.
“The Superliga is on standby”
Prez admitted that they will not take legal action against any of the teams, first because the Superliga “is on stand-by“, and second because” everyone signed a binding agreement. In the contract you cannot leave one like that. I am convinced that if this one does not come out, another similar project will come out. We have worked for football to survive and there are people who have privileges and do not want to lose them until the day they ruin the clubs. “
There was also time for the self-criticism, in which Florentino acknowledged that “maybe we failed to present it and explain it well. But they haven’t given us the opportunity because they don’t want anything to happen. “And he repeated the message of the pyramid and the need for rich clubs to have money so that money can reach the rest of the teams.” rich lose a lot of money and will stop being rich. It’s a pyramid. If there is money, the pyramid goes down and there is money for everyone. If you don’t play here Federer vs. NadalTo see Nadal with the 80th of the world, people do not go, “he explained.
In addition, the president of Madrid also insisted that it would not be a closed league and that there would be the possibility of creating a second division for other teams to have a presence. “Four from each site can enter, but Madrid has always been in the Champions League. We value the last 15 years of the teams and they have earned it by merits. They are the ones with the most social networks, the most fans in the world. If your team plays, watch it. There are games that nobody seesIt’s hard for me to see them, from England, Spain, Italy … “, I reflected.
“Signings like Haaland or Mbapp will be impossible”
Florentino admitted that he has a good relationship with Joan Laporta and that he has spoken with him on several occasions during these days. The president of Barcelona had planned to speak but in this situation, he has not done so. “Laporta was going to speak the next day. They have not allowed us 24 hours. I have spoken with Joan. Some are tired, like the English, of doing something with enthusiasm, and they are people who do not need it, and they find a reaction And some ways that … what is this? That is why yesterday we agreed to stop and explain everything. We are open to debate. If we respect the leagues as before, the way to make income is to turn the Champions League into a competition that gives more income ” .
Regarding Haaland and Mbapp, Prez admitted that movements of such caliber would be impossible without the creation of the Super League. “Haaland or Mbappe would not exist without the Super League. Neither for Madrid nor for anyone. There are not going to be big signings, it is impossible. If a modest club does not sell it will have a bad time. “