Florentino Pérez has been talking, so here are the “highlights” of what he said:
“The Super League is not a closed league, it’s absolutely not true. Whoever wins the five available spots will be able to play with the other best teams in the world”. But the founding clubs are there every season, earning so much money it’s impossible for the rest to compete, and potentially banned from competing against anyone but themselves.
“Players banned from international competitions and National teams according to UEFA? Don’t worry, this will NOT happen. They won’t be banned if they join Super League”. Let’s see.
“Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea as the other clubs of Super League will NOT be banned from the Champions League or domestic leagues. 100%, I’m sure. Impossible”
“Real Madrid and other SuperLeague clubs will NOT be excluded from this 2020/2021 Champions League. It won’t happen, the law protects us. This is impossible”. If legislators are so minded, laws can be changed – certainly in a post-Brexit UK.
“The contract of the Super League is binding. Nobody can leave, we will work all together. All the clubs signed the contracts last Saturday, there’s no problem”. Let’s see.
“If we can start the Super League in August, we would do it. We will do our best to start this year. We want to reach an agreement with UEFA and the other parties involved. We will talk with UEFA, FIFA and not only”.
Ils vont aller jusqu'au bout de leurs idées, à moins que l'UEFA accepte un compromis.