Tebas attacks the promoters of the Superliga: “At last they are going to leave the 'bar at five in the morning”

LaLiga has adhered to the statement that UEFA has launched this afternoon against the promoters of the Superliga, supported by Spanish, English and Italian clubs. LaLiga president Javier Tebas wrote a harsh attack on his social networks, in Spanish and English: “At last they are going to leave the” bar at five in the morning “, from the” underground “, the” gurus “of the” powerpoint “super league, drunk with selfishness and lack of solidarity. UEFA, the European League and LaLiga have been working for a long time at this time and they will have their due answer “.

Former players debate

Several ex-footballers of the Premier have wanted to express their opinion about the Super League and are not very in favor. “I think it's about the money, it's about greed. And of course we haven't heard anything from FIFA yet. Hopefully this doesn't succeed, “explains Roy Keane.” But what about the fans? Have the clubs just been forgotten and overwhelmed with money? Honestly, I think it's an absolute shame, “adds Micah Richards. And Gary Neville has been very critical: “Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal are not even in the Champions League positions. It is disgusting. The owners of these clubs are impostors. They have nothing to do with soccer in this country. We are in a pandemic, an economic crisis, and they are making Zoom calls talking about more money. It is pure greed, an absolute joke. Let them go to a Super League, but punish them. Harshly, with massive fines, point deductions, taking away their titles … Relegating United, Liverpool and Arsenal. Give their titles to Fulham or Burnley.

Macron supports UEFA

The dimension of the conflict is such that even the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron, has spoken, according to RMC Sports: “The French state will support all efforts by the LFP, the FFF, UEFA and FIFA to protect the integrity of federal competitions, whether national or European.”

Premier statement

Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are the English clubs that support this project (City in some reports say yes and in others they say no). The Premier League has released another strong statement: “Fans of any club in England and across Europe today can dream that their team can rise to the top and play against the best. We believe that the concept of a European Super League would destroy this dream. The Premier League is proud to host a compelling and competitive soccer competition that has made it the most viewed league in the world. Our success has allowed us to make an unparalleled financial contribution to the national soccer pyramid. A European Super League will undermine the appeal of the entire game and have a profoundly damaging impact on the immediate and future prospects of the Premier League and its member clubs. and all those in football who depend on our funding and solidarity to prosper. We will work with the fans, the FA, EFL, PFA and LMA, as well as other stakeholders, at home and abroad, to uphold the integrity and future prospects of English football in the best interest of the game. “

Statement from the CEO of the Bundesliga

Bayern would have been left out of this Super League signing. Bundesliga CEO Christian Seifert He expressed his opinion on the news that came out on Sunday: “The DFL rejects any concept of a European Super League. The economic interests of a few leading clubs in England, Italy, and Spain should not lead to the suppression of the structures established throughout European football. In particular, it would be irresponsible to irretrievably damage the national leagues as the basis of European professional football in this way. For this reason, I expressly support UEFA's joint statement with the national leagues and associations of England, Italy and Spain. “

Thebes' opinion on the Super League

Javier Tebas has spoken out publicly many times against the Super League project. Here we collect a summary of his statements on previous occasions: “This is clandestine. I have not yet seen a club talk about this officially, only 10 seconds to Bartomeu. Then I immediately asked the Barcelona environment and they all said the same thing: “I don't know, there is something …”. If there really was a position of 10/12 teams from Europe, it would be something much more public, it is that it is clandestine. Of course I do not know that there is any official because it is a project that is unfeasible. Whoever talks about these projects being viable is that, no matter how great an entrepreneur he may be, he does not know the football business both in the legal field and at the economic level “.

Ferguson: “The Super League is getting away from the last 70 years of European football”

The legend of the Manchester United bench also showed his rejection of the new proposed model: “With United we played four Champions League finals and they were always the most special nights. To speak of the Super League is to get away from the last 70 years of European football. Winning the Cup Winners' Cup with Aberdeen (Ferguson was Aberdeen's coach when he won that title in 1983 against Real Madrid), for a provincial club in Scotland, it was like climbing Everest“.

The League and the French Federation react together

The LFP and the FFF, League and Federation of France respectively, have issued a statement in which they oppose “firmly to a project that threatens the entire pyramid of European football”. “The hegemonic dreams of an oligarchy will lead to the disappearance of a European system that has allowed football an unprecedented development on the European continent. By breaking this balance, the Superliga project will put an end to a system based on sporting merit and that it has been able to set up solidarity mechanisms with all the European federations. The FFF and the LFP recall that the basis of the national championships contributes to the development of all football. In France, through solidarity mechanisms, professional football is inserted in all sports and amateur football, “they explain in their official rejection.