Barcelona’s silence on the Super League and its (at least for now) disintegration is finally over. Returning President Joan Laporta delivered a speech.
He is the head of one of the only three clubs left on the project. Real Madrid and Juventus still exist. In the three days after the Super League was announced, as many as 9 founders left the Super League. La Portetta said: “For big clubs, it is absolutely necessary to express their position in the distribution of profits. We support the national league and we will continue to have dialogue with UEFA.”
“We have to stay sober and wise to act. The Super League is essential, but its members will ultimately have the final decision. Large clubs contribute the most and must participate in the profit distribution. The Super League must be an attractive game. Based on sports achievements. We are willing to have a dialogue with Ufa. I think we will reach an agreement. We need more resources to perform, and the Super League is like that.
Laporta answered the question why he did not give up after nine of the twelve clubs gave up the Super League: “Some clubs are under pressure, but the proposal to join the Super League still exists, so the project is still valid. Investing in it is very important, the salary is very high, all of this and sports merit must be taken into consideration.”
Although Laporta expressed confidence in the survival of the Super League, even though the founder of the Super League was absent for three-quarters, he was still very reconciled this time, and as he has repeatedly emphasized, he is very easy to compete with Europe. The Football Federation compromised, and UEFA will actually become the champion of the Champions League and be destroyed by the new competition. His position is clear. Although Uefa and the Chinese Super League are actually in conflict with each other in the battle for billions of footballs, Uefa Chairman Alexander Ceferin pointed out that of all the fugitives in the Super League, Laporta disappointed them most:
“Everyone has let me down to a certain extent, but I must say that Barcelona is indeed the best for me. Laporta was recently elected as the president of Barcelona. I told him two or three times. It is not his fault. This is the case. He was under pressure to find money. But, as a cunning negotiator, he provided Barcelona with a way to withdraw from the project in the event of opposition from the fans.”