After the numerous withdrawals, the president of Real Madrid Florentino Perez indicated to put the project of the Super League on hiatus.
The European Super League project is “on stand-by”, announced the president of Real Madrid and the “Super League” Florentino Perez on the night of Wednesday 21 to Thursday 22 April, during an interview on Spanish radio Cadena Ser.
“The project is on stand-by. The company (from the “Super League”) still exists”, said Florentino Perez, assuring that “Juventus and AC Milan have not left … we are all together, we are thinking, we are working”. Asked also about joining the FC Barcelona project, Florentino Perez confirmed the support of Barça president Joan Laporta: “Of course he’s still in the project.”
While the six English clubs which were among the twelve founding clubs of the European Super League announced to abandon the project on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, Florentino Perez explained that he had “worked until late, until about one in the morning. We’ve been working on this project for years. Maybe we didn’t know how to explain it. Maybe I did. will be better today “, Florentino Perez wished.
“I have never seen such aggression from the UEFA president and from league presidents (European), like that of Spain. It looked like it was something orchestrated. (…) It looked like we wanted to kill football. That we had just dropped an atomic bomb. While we were just trying to save football “, Florentino Perez continued.