Florentino Perez doesn’t consider that is the top of the European Tremendous League and the Actual Madrid president stays bullish regardless of fierce backlash to the controversial plans.
The concept for the brand new competitors was revealed on Sunday with 12 founder member golf equipment saying their involvement to the unconventional plans.
It will have seen these groups, together with six from the Premier League, assured a spot within the competitors each season, together with huge monetary rewards.
It will have successfully been an finish to the Champions League, however widespread condemnation led to its efficient cancellation 48 hours later.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man United and Tottenham all withdrew amid protests from followers, whereas golf equipment on the continent slowly adopted.
Perez, who would have been heading up the European Tremendous League, claims the plans are in no way lifeless.
In an interview with El Larguero: “The Tremendous League poject is now in stand-by, I can verify.
“Juventus and AC Milan haven’t left the Tremendous League. Actual Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and AC Milan are nonetheless in talks to seek out options.
“If this challenge didn’t work, one other one will. Bear in mind: all of the 12 golf equipment have signed a binding contract.”
He continued: “I’m a bit unhappy, disillusioned. Now we have been working three years on this challenge, on combating the present monetary state of affairs in Spanish soccer. It’s simple to grasp – you can’t contact La Liga, so that you search for more cash midweek and UCL format is out of date.
“I’ve by no means seen aggression better on the a part of the president of UEFA and different presidents of Liga, it was orchestrated, it shocked all of it. By no means seen something prefer it – insults, threats, as if we had killed somebody, killed soccer.
“We’re simply engaged on saving soccer, after this pandemic. Madrid earnings falling from 900m to 600m this 12 months. Now we have labored very onerous on one thing that will fulfill everybody – and we did anticipate such a response.”
On Tuesday night time, forward of Chelsea’s league match with Brighton, the roads round Stamford Bridge had been flooded with offended supporters, whose swelling presence delayed the kick-off by 15 minutes.
Perez, although, recommended Chelsea followers had been vegetation, delivered to west London intentionally to protest the Tremendous League, which then sparked a sequence response of dropouts.
“Who introduced these Chelsea followers to protest? There have been solely 40 Chelsea followers [to begin with], and I might inform who introduced them… identical to right here somebody gave Cadiz jerseys [against the Super League].”
And Perez acknowledged the domino impact sunk his grand plan.
“There was somebody within the English six golf equipment who didn’t have a lot curiosity. That began to have an effect on the others, there was concern. One of many English golf equipment was by no means actually satisfied.
“There was a marketing campaign, completely manipulated, that we had been going to complete the nationwide leagues. That we had been ending soccer, it was horrible. However we had been working for soccer to outlive.
“There are folks with privileges who don’t need to lose them, and are prepared to run golf equipment, though when the golf equipment are ruined they are going to lose their privileges.”
“The English golf equipment tried to do one thing, however they had been being instructed they had been killing soccer. However there isn’t a different resolution, than the Tremendous League. Or any person invents one thing else.
“They’re leaving attributable to UEFA placing on a present, which shocked me. I don’t need to get into it with the UEFA president, however he wants to have the ability to discuss. It was like we had thrown an atomic bomb. They didn’t allow us to clarify, as they didn’t need something to vary.”
“It can’t be that in England, the six lose cash, and 14 make cash. In Spain the highest three lose cash, and the others make cash. It can not proceed – in the mean time the wealthy are those that are shedding cash.”