Perez: ‘Super League has not failed’

Fri 25 June 2021 | 14:06

Florentino Perez believes the Super League project has not failed and even believes that the League’s games would attract a bigger audience.


Super League

project was announced earlier this year, with Inter, Milan, and Juventus among the 12 founding clubs.

However, due to a backlash against the project, nine clubs left the league within 48 hours and only Juventus, Real Madrid, and Barcelona stayed put.

Real Madrid


Florentino Perez

continues to bring the competition back to life and believes UEFA can not do anything about the breakaway tournament.

“UEFA cannot do anything against people or clubs [involved in the project] and have stopped,”

Perez told El Transistor.

He then pointed his finger at UEFA president

Aleksander Ceferin

and said that he has not talked to him.

“I haven’t talked to him anymore. But it’s not possible that we all lose money and Ceferin earns,” he continued. “There are people who have privileges and want to keep them while football dies.”

He also talked about the exclusivity of the Super League and said that the league targeted clubs with the most fans.

“We said that there had to be those with the most fans. Who buys TV rights? How many supporters do Liverpool or Juventus have? But I can still say that it’s not a closed system and that the Leagues will continue to exist as usual.

“We don’t exclude anyone, but it’s clear that everyone can’t enter. Roma vs. Sampdoria has less interest than Manchester vs. PSG.

“We have taken the audience of all the matches of all the Leagues. Who commands here are the fans. We see that Manchester have more fans than Roma.

“Let’s take those with the most fans in the world because they are the ones that TV will ask for.”

He insists that the project has not failed and even believes that the League’s games would attract a bigger audience.

“Nothing has failed,” he continued. “We have been working for two years, 12 teams, with a format that relieves the situation of a football that is losing interest, that is dying.

“The audience figures drop because most of the games don’t attract interest. If there’s no audience, audio-visual rights go down.”

source: SportMob

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