Actual Madrid president Florentino Perez has launched a staunch defence of the European Tremendous League, claiming its introduction will ‘save soccer’.
Perez is fronting the formidable challenge, which has the Premier League’s ‘Massive Six’ on board, in addition to Actual Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan.
The plans have obtained widespread condemnation, together with from UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, who warned that gamers from European Tremendous League golf equipment will likely be banned from enjoying at Euro 2020 and the World Cup.
It was additionally mentioned that any Tremendous League sides nonetheless on this season’s Champions League, with Manchester City, Actual Madrid and Chelsea occupying three of the ultimate 4 spots within the competitors, could be thrown out.
Perez, who would be the chairman of the ESL, bit again at Ceferin in an interview with Spanish TV present El Chiringuito de Jugones, additionally taking problem with feedback made About Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, who was labelled a ‘liar’.
“Our gamers will NOT be banned from the World Cup. I assure it. 100% sure of it,” Perez mentioned.
“Actual Madrid and different Tremendous League golf equipment will NOT be excluded from this 2020/2021 Champions League. It received’t occur, the legislation protects us. That is unimaginable.
“President Ceferin insulted Andrea Agnelli as we speak, it’s not doable. It’s loopy to debate a president of a world membership like Juventus. That is one thing unacceptable, UEFA should change, we don’t desire a president who insults different presidents.”
Perez additionally claimed the Euro Tremendous League is required to ‘save soccer’ in a rare defence of the controversial plans.
“At any time when there’s a change, there are all the time individuals who oppose it. We’re doing this to save lots of soccer at this crucial second,” he added.
“Audiences are lowering and rights are lowering and one thing needed to be achieved. We’re all ruined. Tv has to alter so we are able to adapt.
“Younger persons are now not enthusiastic about soccer. Why not? As a result of there are a number of poor high quality video games and they aren’t , they produce other platforms on which to distract themselves.
“If we proceed with the Champions League there’s much less and fewer curiosity after which it’s over. The brand new format, which begins in 2024 is absurd. In 2024 we’re all useless.
“Collectively we have now misplaced €5billion. In two seasons Madrid have misplaced €400m.
“When you don’t have any earnings aside from tv, you say that the answer is to make extra enticing matches that followers from everywhere in the world can see with all the massive golf equipment, and we got here to the conclusion that if as an alternative of getting a Champions League we have now a Tremendous League we’d be capable to alleviate what we have now misplaced.”