Aleksander Ceferin, the president of UEFA, slammed Italian and Spanish fans for not assisting as English fans did during the Super League's launch.
The president of UEFA,
, slammed Italian and Spanish fans for not assisting as much as English fans during the
When the European Super League, which includesJuventus
, Inter, and Milan, was launched in April 2021, fans were outraged, claiming it would erode the best of European club competition. Fans in England, in particular, demonstrated in the streets outside their participating clubs, prompting them to withdraw. Inter andMilan
, for example, followed suit.
Ceferin spoke to
about the Super League project and the lack of support from Italian and Spanish fans. "It's finished. Some people are attempting to feed their egos a little more, but it will never work. When they attacked us, English fans backed us up, while Italians and Spaniards remained silent.
"We didn't need the ones from Germany or France because their clubs weren't competing." The President of UEFA expressed his admiration for the Champions League.
"It's my all-time favorite competition." The game betweenManchester City
was the best advertisement for the Champions League. It's a completely different world." The second legs of the Champions League semi-finals could be scrapped, according to Ceferin.
"It's a good concept, but you're going to lose some games." There are fewer games for the TV rights holders because you don't play home and away. It's too early to tell the media about fresh ideas, but there are things in the works."
Ceferin concluded by discussing the state of Europe's top five leagues. The Premier League is unique in that it has a long history. There is more money, but there is less debate about leagues as European contests become stronger.
Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are the two most powerful clubs in Germany and France. There is more rivalry in Italy, but the clubs are not financially sound. Juventus is one of three clubs, along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, that have remained committed to the project in the hopes that it would be completed in the near future.
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