The fierce criticism of the founding of the Super League continues. While Real Madrid president Florentino Perez defends the plans, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp even fears for his safety. Allegedly, some Premier League clubs are now doubting their decision. Here you can find all the developments in the live ticker.
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The newly created Super League strains the nerves and hearts of many football fans. The twelve clubs that want to found their own league are no coincidence and are pursuing their plans without emotion. But what do soccer malers like Jürgen Klopp and Diego Simeone actually do? Do you play the game? Away game – the SPOX column.
“When I hear the quote from Florentino Perez that there is no alternative to this step and that all the clubs would no longer exist in 2024 due to Corona, then I don’t know whether this is the club of the super-rich or rather the club of the super-indebted . ” (Borussia Mönchengladbach’s sports director Max Eberl)
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has clearly criticized the newly created Super League and has given the European Football Union (UEFA) his “full support”. There is “no doubt about FIFA’s rejection” of twelve top European clubs going it alone, as Infantino said on Tuesday at the UEFA Congress in Montreux, Switzerland.
Super League and its consequences: All developments in the live ticker
What are the consequences of the open affront for the twelve clubs – and what are the Bundesliga greats from Munich and Dortmund doing? How likely are the sanctions threatened by UEFA? Questions and answers.
The players’ union VdV has harshly criticized the establishment of a Super League and sees the football professionals being degraded to the game balls of their clubs. “It is a shame that players’ interests are being instrumentalized in this discussion. Those responsible are called upon to find a sensible solution that will also be accepted by the players and fans,” said VdV Vice President Carsten Ramelow.
The ex-international said: “We don’t need a Super League from which only a few clubs would profit economically. This contradicts the idea of solidarity. It is more important to maintain the unity of European football and to strengthen the national competitions.”
Nadine Keßler sees clear dangers for women’s football in a new Super League. The former European champion and world footballer, who is now responsible for UEFA’s women’s competitions, confirmed this in a detailed statement on Twitter.
Marketing expert Dennis Trautwein regards the announcement of the establishment of a Super League by twelve top European clubs as a purely strategic move. “With the best will in the world, I can not imagine that this construct will be brought to life,” said the Managing Director of the global agency Octagon SID. “It’s a power move of these clubs. These clubs want to make sure they get more of the cake. I don’t think this will see the light of day in this form.”
According to Trautwein, it is no coincidence that the main sponsors of the Super League come from the USA. A business model like the one planned for the Super League has “proven itself” there, he says.
Real Madrid President Florentino Perez defended the founding of the Super League with pithy words: The Champions League is not attractive in its current form, fans would reject games against small clubs. The income from the premier class would not save the big clubs from ruin either. He does not fear any consequences for the twelve renegade clubs and their players. He also has a radical idea to make football more attractive.
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