Real Madrid and Super League president Florentino Perez said on Wednesday that he was “sad and disappointed” with the suspension of the new European football championship, but was also “surprised” by the campaign organized by the president of UEFA.
Speaking to El Largero of Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, Florentino Perez left heavy criticism of Alexandre Ceferin, who spoke out against the creation of the Premier League and threatened to exclude all clubs that were part of the newly created competition from the European Union.
“I have never seen such aggressiveness expressed by the president of UEFA and some heads of the league in a coordinated manner. It surprised us all. After we announced the news, we asked to meet the president.” [Ceferin]But he did not answer us. I’ve never seen so much aggression, threats, and insults, and it’s like we killed football. We have worked to help save football. “
Florentino Perez admitted that “the Superliga project was ready” and that Juventus and AC Milan “did not give up” from the competition, while FC Barcelona were “in a state of contemplation”.
“We have been working on a project for many years that I have not been able to explain. I feel sad and disappointed. It was something easy to understand, the league is untouchable and it is necessary to raise money in games in the middle of the week.” Time matters only to the quarter-finals.
In the face of opposition from fans, government officials and football, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea started on Tuesday, followed on Wednesday by Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan, who also left a group of 12 founding emblems.
AC Milan and Juventus recognized the need to reassess the project, while Barcelona FC makes its continuation dependent on partner approval.