True to his style and always sharp in his statements, the boss of Spanish football, Javier Tebas, returned to the cross against Paris Saint Germain and Ligue 1 because, according to him, they do not respect the rules of Financial Fair Play or salary limits. This same inflexibility and rigor of the La Liga president led to Barcelona, for example, not being able to offer Lionel Messi a contract renewal.
Thebes vs. PSG and the French league. Photo: EFE / David Fernández.
Thebes and the “trap” of PSG
“I said that Spanish football is not ruined. Neither Madrid nor Barcelona. There are at least 80% of clubs in Europe that have it much worse. Regarding Real Madrid, I think it has been the club that has best managed the pandemic, with enormous rigor in its salary expenditure. Real Madrid has the capacity to do what it wants. It can never be PSG because PSG cheats. They have a salary expense close to 600 million euros, which is impossible. They are not a state club either, so you can’t “said the La Liga boss.
PSG took Messi, the main face of Barcelona and Spanish football. Photo: Bertrand GUAY / AFP.
However, what Thebes did not take into account is that In France, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and that Ligue 1 is bankrupt, those who organize football decided to put aside the Financial Fair Play and salary caps (as they did not do in Spain) and they allowed the clubs to go into debt to continue investing and raise the issue.
As reported by the French media L ‘Equipe, in the pre-pandemic months There were intentions to put a limit on expenses and salaries in France, but this current situation of world crisis stopped everything. And it is estimated that, at least, this topic will not be touched for another two years …
Everything is wrong between the tournaments in France and Spain.
Recently, Thebes had also made headlines for the palazo that he gave Paris Saint Germain on Twitter, which in this last market signed the flagship player of Barcelona (Messi) and Real Madrid (Sergio Ramos): “State clubs are as dangerous to the football ecosystem as the Super League. We were critical of the Super League because it destroys European football and we are just as critical of PSG. Covid losses + 300M; TV revenue in France -40%; ¿ and + 500M in salaries? Unsustainable “.
The French League replied: “The words of the president of the Spanish Football League are not worthy of the institution he represents and that the Professional Football League has always respected. Therefore, the League of France asks Mr. Javier Tebas to control his scandalous statements. The Professional Football League does not want to be the ‘crutch’ that Mr. Tebas shakes to hide the internal problems that Spanish professional football is currently experiencing. In this sense, the League has no lessons to learn in terms of financial control of the clubs. “.