The president of Real and Superliga, FLORENTINO PEREZ, is a new competition for the 20 richest and most powerful clubs in Europe. The announcement of the start of the Champions League shocked the football world. He explained the details of Superliga in a wonderful interview with Chiringuito.
We bring the most interesting answer.
I have participated in football matches for 21 years and I am an expert in this sport. Therefore, I know that football, like all of us, must develop. Social networks have changed the world, and football needs to adapt. Interest in football is declining, and income from television broadcasting rights is declining. It is necessary to change something immediately.
Young people between the ages of 16 and 24 have lost or no interest in football because there are too many bad games and they have other platforms that take up their time and interest. Therefore, in these 12 clubs, we realize that football needs to become more attractive on a global scale. Young people have lost interest in football because it is boring for them. We need more attractive games to throw away our pills and games and enjoy football. The Champions League is only attractive starting from the quarter-finals. Young people were not interested before.
We have been working on this for two years, but the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the realization of this project. As a result of winning this year and last year, Real lost 400 million euros in revenue, which is why we have to sell players we don’t want to sell. We have announced the start of the Super League because we hope to prepare for the early start of the first season in time. Leading Spanish, English and Italian clubs must find a solution to the poor situation of European football. We quickly realized that we would make up for the money lost in the Champions League in the Super League.
The winner of the LP will receive approximately 130 million euros from Uefa, but the winner of the Super League will receive more.
The situation was similar when the UEFA Champions League was launched in the 1950s and grew into the UEFA Champions League. People didn’t think of it at first, but it quickly became the most watched, most prestigious and most attractive thing.
Because the big clubs will always be playing. It brings income. Everything I do is for football.
At the beginning of the project, a very stupid person said this, and then other idiots became obsessed with it. Of course, we will not give up the national championship. They are the foundation of everything. The National Championship and the Super League can coexist in perfect harmony. There is no change in the national league.
Because we haven’t even called PSG, or even with Bayern and Dortmund. The Chinese Super League currently has 12 founders, and we hope to have 15 regular clubs. It is not correct that the Premier League will be postponed because Bayern and PSG did not join us. This is a bunch of dreams!
Last season, UEFA has been studying the new format of the UEFA Champions League and finally showed it today. I don’t understand the respect due to the person who designed it. However, he still does not have the necessary elements to save football. UEFA needs to be more transparent, so we must improve and save football. We can’t wait for 2024 and the reform of the Champions League, because by then all of us will be killed. The Super League provides us with survival and life.
In particular, I learned about LeBron James’ income in detail, but I don’t know Alexander Severin’s income. do you understand? Due to the pandemic, everyone in clubs around the world has to cut everyone’s salary, but in my opinion, Uefa does not have these problems.
The Super League will have 15 permanent members, but according to the results, 5 permanent members will be arranged. The game is open, we have never even considered a closed league, even thinking about it is nonsense. We firmly believe in sports principles and value results. For example, who is defending Seville, Rome or Naples to qualify for the Super League? Everyone is talking about the Chinese Super League as a closed competition for the elite, but this is not the case. It is a game to save football.
This is not a fight for money, this is a fight for football. We are saving football, and the story you are telling is promoted by people who don’t care about football, but care about its financial interests, and then some fans are hooked on it. We do not want rich clubs to become richer, and poor clubs even poorer. Unity is the key to football, but football is now free to fall, and we are saving it in the Super League.
Real Madrid and other clubs in the Super League will not be expelled from the Champions League this season. I would love to see how they plan to do it. This will not happen because the law protects us. Totally impossible.