Herrera and Ozil criticize the European Super League
The former Manchester United midfielder opposes the idea of holding a European Super League.
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ander Herrera has spoken out against holding the European Super League, claiming that the rich are stealing the most beautiful sport on planet.
It was announced yesterday that the top European clubs intend to withdraw from European competitions and participate in a new competition called the European Super League. Six teams from England, three from Spain and three from Italy will take part in the competition, but Paris Saint-Germain, along with other clubs such as Bayern Munich and Dortmund, have no plans to join the project. Now the midfielder of the Spanish national team claimed that this action will deal a big blow to football.
He posted on his social media:
"I fell in love with popular football, with the football of the fans, with the dream of seeing the team of my heart compete against the greatest.
"If this European Super League advances, those dreams are over, the illusions of the fans of the teams that are not giants of being able to win on the field competing in the best competitions will end.
"I love football and cannot remain silent about this. I believe in an improved Champions League, but not in the rich stealing what the people created, which is nothing other than the most beautiful sport on the planet."
Former Arsenal and Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil also criticized the project, which is being held in the presence of his two former teams, saying:
"Kids grow up dreaming to win the World Cup and the Champions League - not any Super League.
"The enjoyment of big games is that they only happen once or twice a year, not every week. Really hard to understand for all football fans out there..."
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