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Ceferin ironizes with the Super League and responds to Florentino

Published:3/10/2022 - 18:53h

Updated:3/10/2022 - 18:53h

Aleksander Ceferin has responded to Florentino Pérez's latest statements about the Super League. The UEFA president does not consider it appropriate to compare the current football model with the American market

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The proposal of creation of a Superliga European did convulsionar to the world of the football when it saw the light in April of 2021. Since, a series of opinions in favour and against of the project have copado the debates on the football in the world. Recently they have reavivado the tensions between the UEFA and the presidents of the three clubs that still promote the initiative, with Florentino Pérez in command.

In an interview for 'Sportni SOS', Aleksander Ceferin, president of the organism rector of the European football has warned inconsistencias in the actions of his main promoters: "I Doubt that in 10 or 15 years such ideas can go back to appear. Have three presidents of clubs that follow claiming something by his egos, but on the other hand, went the first in aiming to the Champions by fear to that they threw them".

Likewise, aqsegura that the clubs of the Premier League, for the time being the strongest economically, will not go back to form part of this campaign, although the ones of the 'Big Six' did it in his moment: "The English definitively will not join more, and do not see a serious competition without the English clubs, that are probably the most important of the European football".

The 'dart' to Florentino

The words of the jerarca merengue comparing the models of the North American tournaments and Europeans have not happened unobserved for Ceferin, the one who does not consider valid his argument: "If something have learnt in the football is that always there are distinct and divergent opinions. If somebody compares our football with the NFL, means that it has not seen the Champions League".

Also it has defended the paper that fulfils the League of Champions like show in each edition of the parties that define to the champion of Europe: "Always we had a musical performance, a show before the final. We are a model to be followed for other sports and no the other way around, because have the highest audience of all the sports and sportive organisations".

Ceferin Remembers the launching of the project

Also it has pronounced on the problems that lived when the initiative went out to the light in April of 2021, unchaining a stir mediático unprecedented: "they Were days really stormy. When it arrive the moment, will be able to say more in this regard or write a book that would be very interesting. Those days did not sleep, ate neither drank during 48 hours. I received called of support, threats, etc.".

Also it has explained how it has been his deal with two of the three presidents that continue behind the project, without mentioning to Joan Laporta: "I do not have any relation with Agnelli, and before did not have a lot of with Florentino. In the final of the Champions sack us properly. It seated to my side, the UEFA is not my private organism, according to the protocol the finalist always seats at the side of the president. We speak properly and we do not touch the Superliga".

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