Miguel Ángel Gil, CEO of Atlético de Madrid, sent a letter to all its partners on Wednesday night apologizing “for the confusion that has been generated in recent days” regarding the European Super League project presented by 12 English teams , Spanish and Italians, among which was the mattress group, and laid down in three days due to social pressure and the cultural shock that her model represented. The main owner of the club justifies the separatist attempt by UEFA in the continuous search for “the sustainability of football in a time of extreme economic difficulty”. Gil Marín recalls that Atlético has achieved this season the “ninth consecutive classification for the group stage of the Champions League”, a success that he attributes to the “enormous effort” made by the club “to consolidate itself among the great teams in Europe” and in the which makes the “support of the members and all the fans” participate.
“The club decided to accept the invitation to be part of the Super League with the intention of defending the interests of Atlético de Madrid from within an organization that had as one of its main objectives to dialogue and negotiate with UEFA the search for new formats that promote a balanced management of sporting and economic rights and including criteria of solidarity with the entire football family ”, emphasizes Gil Marín in his letter to the athletic partners. The rojiblanco leader argues that the entity could not allow itself “not to be in that group of teams that are the main content generators in the world of football.”
“However, the conditions and circumstances under which our incorporation into said group would take place have not been met and, consequently, today we have decided not to finally consolidate our adherence to the project”, Gil Marín emphasizes, Which thus explains why Atlético withdraws from a project that it supported at dawn from Sunday to Monday. Faced with this created situation, Gil Marín reaches out to dialogue, while defending Atletico’s interests: “Atlético de Madrid will continue to participate whenever possible in forums, organizations and institutions that seek solutions aimed at improving our sport. Our obligation is to continue providing the club with sporting, economic and social stability for the coming decades ”.
Lastly, Gil Marín recalls the situation in the Atlético de Madrid League, co-leading with Real Madrid although with one game less than the white team, with 7 days remaining. “Sometimes some fans may not share certain decisions, but you should know that all of them are taken from the conviction that they are the best for Atlético de Madrid,” he says, to conclude by claiming to continue with the growth of recent years experienced by the team: “All the challenges are within our reach if we stay together, if we respect and help each other and, if we continue working humbly and with a lot of effort, I am convinced that we will achieve them.”