EUROPEAN Super League ring leader Florentino Perez went on an astonishing tirade last night and declared the rebel league is still ALIVE.
And the Genuine Madrid president hit out at Uefa and other football bigwigs for ‘terrible aggressiveness’ and an ‘managed’ attack on the strategies – which he states would have CONSERVED football.
The ESL amazingly fell apart in just 2 days of turmoil when all 6 English groups stopped on Tuesday night amid a massive backlash.
Newly re-elected Real manager Perez has actually been one of the most singing supporters of a breakaway league and was set to be its president.
Now he claims that no clubs have actually left the European Super League … and he insists it is only on standby, regardless of the uproar.
Speaking on Spanish show El Larguero, he stated: “The founder clubs thought in this project. It is not dead. We will keep working.
” No one has actually yet paid the penalisation charge for leaving. We are almost all still in this, they have not left yet.
” Juventus and Milan have actually not left. Barca are thinking of it. Perhaps we can change it a bit – that the leading four in England go into, the top 4 in Spain.
” The important thing is that the big teams play each other, so the kids will enjoy football.
” The agreements are signed by major individuals, entrepreneurs who understand this world. We agreed last night to wait and to try and describe better, and we are open to other ideas.”
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The Super League shambles was condemned globally with fans signed up with by football execs and even political leaders such as Boris Johnson and royalty in Prince William.
Perez struck out at Uefa for their reaction and for the ‘manipulated campaign’ that domestic leagues were going to be eliminated by the European Super League.
He said: “There was a project, absolutely controlled, that we were going to finish the nationwide leagues. That we were ending football, it was horrible. However we were working for football to survive.
Who brought those Chelsea fans to protest? Somebody moved them. There were only 40 Chelsea fans, and I could inform who brought them. Florentino Perez
” I have actually never seen hostility greater on the part of the president of Uefa and other presidents, it was managed. I’ve never seen anything like it – insults, risks, as if we had eliminated someone, eliminated football. It was like we had tossed an atomic bomb.
” The problems is they eliminated us the extremely next day, with awful hostility. We have actually made some mistakes for sure. However they knew what we were going to do, and were waiting for us. Those who do not want to lose their opportunities.
” The English PM stated things, then the fans and individuals wanted to damage us. But when all this passes, and we see the reality, lets see what occurs. These clubs are going to lose countless euros, and can not do that, apart from those in England.
” There are individuals with privileges who do not wish to lose them, and want to run clubs, although when the clubs are ruined they will lose their benefits.”
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Manchester City were the first English group to withdraw on Tuesday with Chelsea close behind.
Liverpool, Manchester United, Toolbox and Tottenham all followed within minutes of each other later that night.
There were prevalent demonstrations at football ground around the nation – including at Chelsea where Petr Cech was seen remonstrating with fans.
Yet Perez reckons demonstrations were STAGED.
Perez, 74, stated: “Who brought those Chelsea fans to object? Someone moved them – much like here somebody provided Cadiz jerseys (versus Super League).
” There were just 40 Chelsea fans, and I could inform who brought them.”
The Genuine chief continued: “There was someone in the English six clubs who did not have much interest. That began to impact the others, there was worry. One of the English clubs was never ever really convinced.
” The English clubs tried to do something, however they were being told they were killing football. But there is no other option than the Super League.”
And, regardless of everything, Perez insists that the European Super League would’ve CONSERVED football in spite of developing a cartel of huge clubs guaranteed money and entry every year.
A big man uses a big match, a small person uses a small suit. Everyone has to be comfortable with the suit they use. Florentino Perez
He claimed: “It can not be that in England, the six lose cash, and 14 earn money. In Spain the top 3 lose cash, and the others make money. It can not continue – at the minute the rich are those who are losing money.
” This is a pyramid, and the money diminishes, there would be cash for everybody. If Nadal plays Federer, everybody watches, if Nadal plays the number 80 on the planet, no one watches.
” Football is preserved by the most significant clubs – it constantly has actually been. Cristiano vs Messi was excellent, not simply for Madrid and Barca, however for Spanish football, and football in general.
” There are games that nobody watches – the truth is I struggle to watch them. In Spain, in England, in Italy.
” In basic, there will not be big transfers this summer. When money does not flow from the rich clubs to the bad clubs, everyone suffers.
” A huge man uses a huge match, a small man wears a little match. Everyone needs to be comfy with the match they use.
” And the reality originates from the TELEVISION viewer figures. This is not capricious, I am simply trying to help.”