Super League: All reactions and votes on the foundation

12 clubs have founded a Super League. The criticism of it is limitless. Here you can find the collected votes and reactions.

FIFA: “In our view, and in accordance with our Statutes, any football competition, whether national, regional or global, should always reflect the basic principles of solidarity, inclusivity, integrity and fair financial redistribution. In addition, the governing bodies of football should use all legal, athletic and diplomatic means In this context, FIFA can only express its disapproval of a ‘closed European breakaway league’ outside international football structures and in disregard of the above principles. “

UEFA (in coordination with the English Association and the Premier League, the Spanish Association and the Primera Division, the Italian Association and Serie A): “This cynical project is based on the self-interest of some clubs at a time when society needs solidarity more than ever. We will examine all the measures available to us at all levels, both in the judiciary and in sport, to address this As announced by FIFA and the six confederations, the clubs concerned are prohibited from participating in other competitions at national, European or global level and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams. We thank them Clubs in other countries, especially the French and German clubs that have refused to join. We urge all football fans, supporters and politicians to join us in fighting against such a project. This persistent self-interest of a few has lasted too long . Enough is enough.”

Christian Seifert (Managing Director of the German Football League): “The economic interests of a few top clubs in England, Italy and Spain must not result in the abolition of established structures in all of European football. It would be particularly irresponsible to irreparably damage the national leagues as the basis of European professional football in this way. I therefore support them joint declaration by UEFA with the leagues and national associations from England, Italy and Spain. “

Watzke: BVB and FC Bayern “100 percent congruent opinion”

Hans-Joachim Watzke (CEO Borussia Dortmund): “The members of the board of the European Club Association (ECA) convened in a virtual conference on Sunday evening and confirmed that the board decision of last Friday is still valid. This decision means that the clubs will implement the planned reform of UEFA Want to implement the Champions League. It was the clear opinion of the members of the ECA board that they reject the plans to establish a Super League. Both German clubs that are represented on the ECA board, FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, have in represent 100 percent congruent views in all discussions. “

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Chairman of the Board of FC Bayern): “FC Bayern did not participate in the planning of a Super League. We are convinced that the current statics in football guarantee a serious basis. FC Bayern welcomes the reforms of the Champions League because we believe that they will help develop of European football are the right step. The modified preliminary round will contribute to more tension and emotionality in the competition. I do not think that the Super League will solve the financial problems of European clubs caused by Corona. Rather, all clubs in Europe should Working in solidarity to ensure that the cost structure, especially the players’ salaries and the fees for the consultants, are adjusted to the income in order to make European football more rational. “

Hansi Flick (coach FC Bayern Munich): “Without question, I currently have other issues that concern me. I don’t know all the details, but I can only support the opinions of FC Bayern and BVB. That is not good for football.”

Max Eberl (Sports Director Borussia Mönchengladbach) and Stephan Schippers (Managing Director Borussia Mönchengladbach): “It is cynical and hypocritical to say that this is a step for the good of football. We will fight to ensure that the clubs involved are excluded from all competitions at national and international level.”

Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool FC coach): “It’s tough. People are dissatisfied and I get it. I understand the frustration of the fans. I don’t know why the twelve clubs did that. I can’t comment on that because neither the players nor I are involved in the process As a player I wasn’t able to play in the Champions League, but as a coach my goal has always been to coach a team in the premier league. Obviously I don’t have any problems with the Champions League. I like the competitive nature of football I think it’s great that West Ham has the chance to play there next season. Even if I want to prevent that with Liverpool. What I really don’t like: Liverpool is more than just a few decisions. The most important parts of the sport are the fans and the teams. Nothing should get in the way. I heard that banners were taken down at Anfield. I don’t understand because the players did nothing wrong. We have to stick together bt things we need to fix, but that has nothing to do with the relationship between fans and players. You haven’t done anything wrong other than failing to win a couple of games recently. “

Rainer Koch (DFB Vice President and former member of UEFA): “A European Super League of a few clubs that are solely concerned with their own economic interests would be destructive to all other clubs, leagues and associations at a time when society needs solidarity more than ever. Football is based on open sporting activities Competitions. Anyone who does not acknowledge this will have to move out with their fans, players and teams from every floor of the world football house. Enough is enough. I support UEFA’s position one hundred percent. For far too long, a few major European clubs have been watched. And I am very happy if it stays that way that no German club takes part. “

Gary Neville (former England international): “It’s a criminal act against the fans. It’s a shame. It’s pure greed for money. They are impostors. How can you even think that someone comes to watch in the Super League? If these clubs are the other 14 clubs in the Premier Leaving League behind? Absolutely embarrassing, nobody comes. Let them go, but then they have to be punished heavily. Heavy fines, point deductions, take their titles away from them. “

Super League “a crime against football”

Mikel Arteta (Arsenal coach): “I don’t know anything about it. As soon as I know every detail and have all the information, I can assess the situation and give you my opinion.”

Arsene Wenger (legendary coach and development director at FIFA): “I would say it’s a bad idea. Football has to stay united. That is the most important thing and it is based on sporting merits and, overall, on respect for the history of European football. Personally, I believe that this idea will not go very far . “

Mesut Özil (2014 World Champion): “Children grow up with it and dream of winning the World Cup or the Champions League – not just any Super League. The great thing about the big games is that they only happen once or twice a year, not every week. These are plans Really difficult to understand for all football fans out there. “

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