A few hours after the announcement of the withdrawal of the six English clubs from the Super League, the president of Juventus Turin drops the flag.
The dominoes crumble one after the other. After the announcement of the withdrawal of six English clubs among the twelve founding members of the Super League on Tuesday evening, one of his strongmen, Andrea Angelli, accuses the blow. The president of Juventus Turin, admitted in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday that the project of this new club competition could not continue as it is. Asked about the continuation of this new test despite the absence of the “Big 6” of the Premier League, Agnelli replied: “To be frank and honest, no, that obviously couldn’t be possible“.
The Super League had yet officially communicated on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday its desire to continue its adventure with the six remaining clubs, including Juve. “In view of the circumstances, we will reconsider the measures necessary to reshape this project, always having in mind to offer the fans the best possible experience and strengthen the solidarity of the football community.“she had assured. This wish should remain a dead letter, according to the declarations of Andrea Agnelli.
The last hours have not been easy for Andrea Agnelli, one of the spokespersons of the Super League project. Asked by the Repubblica (newspaper of which his family is one of the main shareholders) for its edition of this Wednesday, the Italian leader had chanted loudly his conviction to see the competition begin. “Between our clubs, there is a blood pact. We will move forward. The project has a 100% chance of success.“These few words, delivered Tuesday afternoon, have aged badly. “I remain convinced by the beauty of our project, of its value and that it could have developed for the whole football pyramid, he assured Reuters on Wednesday. It would have been the creation of the best competition in the world.”
If the six remaining formations have not yet recorded their estrangement from the Super League, the affair was only a matter of time for Inter Milan according to the Italian press agency ANSA. The three Spanish clubs, FC Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid, whose president Florentino Pérez is also that of the Super League, have not yet reacted. But the death sentence for this ordeal seems well signed. “I don’t think our industry is particularly sincere, trustworthy or reliable in general“lamented Agnelli.
Ironically, his Juventus is playing a crucial match this Wednesday evening against Parma in Serie A (8:45 p.m.) to remain in the race for qualification for the next Champions League.