European Super League – Florentino Perez: “We want to save football”

Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has spoken on the European Super League.

He was expected around the corner. The president of Real Madrid, and instigator of the famous European Super League, whose creation was announced on the night of Sunday 18 to Monday 19 April, Florentino Perez gave an interview to the Chiringuito, this Tuesday 20 April, to discuss the new project, which makes the world of football react. From Paris Saint-Germain to the challenges of the competition, here are the strong statements of the intervention of the president of Merengues.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez explained the goal of the European Super League. For him, the goal is simple: this competition is vital for the round ball. “We are doing the European Super League to save football. Whenever there are changes, there are always people who oppose them … And we will save football in this time of crisis“.

Indeed, for the president of Real Madrid, prestigious matches are more watched in the world and will therefore be more entertaining. “There are shoddy matches. A Real Madrid – Manchester or a Barcelona – AC Milan is more entertaining than a Manchester against a modest Champions League team. What is the whole world asking for? We have fans all over the world. That’s what makes money, other competitions don’t give money. And this money is for everyone, it’s a pyramid “, assumes Florentino Perez.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, club losses have been colossal. The creators of the European Super League hope to make more money with this new competition.

It is not possible that in La Liga the majority of modest clubs are making money and Barca losing money. That can not continue. It happened, because we are in a strange moment, but it is no longer possible. In England, all six teams lose money and the other 14 win. Television represents 20 to 25% of Real Madrid’s income while for others it is 100%. We want to see everyone succeed. We are talking about solidarity. For football to work, everyone has to be okay“, analyzes Florentino Perez.

If many clubs of the European gratin are present in the Super League, some are conspicuous by their absence. Indeed, the last two finalists of the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are not among the clubs that could evolve in this new competition.

For Florentino Perez, the absence of these two teams was foreseen. “We did not invite PSG, nor the two German clubs. We closed it to the 12 clubs. About Bayern, I don’t know why they said we were going to end the championships. Leagues are the backbone of everything“.

The rumor of an exclusion of members of the European Super League engaged in the Champions League has swelled in recent hours. Indeed, the leader of the Danish Football Federation and member of the UEFA Executive Committee, Jesper Moller has called for the exclusion of Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea from the semi-finals of Europe’s most prestigious competition.

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