Ander Herrera posted a rousing message on Monday to criticize the creation of the Super League. The PSG midfielder tackled the position of rich clubs which deprive other teams of the European dream.
The creation of the Super League by twelve rebellious clubs caused an uproar in Europe and even up to the highest level of the French state. The decision taken by the leaders of continental football to go to war with UEFA and create a competitor in the Champions League does not pass with many enthusiasts. And among them, Ander Herrera is the first PSG player to have reacted to the crisis facing European football.
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“I fell in love with popular football, with the football of the fans, and with the dream of seeing the club of my heart face the best, launched the Basque midfielder from Paris in a message posted this Monday on social networks. If this European Super League is happening, those dreams are gone. The illusions of fans of teams that are not giants of being able to win on the pitch the right to participate in the best competitions will be over. “
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Herrera: “From the rich who steal what the people created”
Like the two violent criticisms formulated by Gary Neville against the Super League and the leaders of the clubs involved, Ander Herrera regrets the greed of the rebels.
“I love football and I cannot remain silent in the face of it,” continued the 31-year-old Basque. I believe in an improved Champions League, but not in the rich who steal what the people have created, which does not it is nothing but the finest sport on our planet. “
Like its midfielder, PSG remains opposed to the Super League for the moment. Approached by the slingers, the Ile-de-France club has chosen to remain loyal to UEFA and the Champions League.
After the resignation of Turin President Andrea Agnelli, Nasser al-Khelaïfi also saw his status within the European Association of Clubs (ECA) be strengthened. Nevertheless, despite opposition from Paris Saint-Germain, the Super League would still like to welcome at least two French clubs every year.
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After Ander Herrera, Mesut Özil also went there with his message to tackle the Super League. Transferred from Arsenal (founding member of the new competition) to Fenerbahce (regular in the Champions League), the German attacking midfielder of Turkish origin recalled the importance of the C1 for supporters and fans.
“Kids grow up dreaming of winning the World Cup and the Champions League – not the Super League,” tweeted the 2014 world champion. The fun of big games is that they only step in once or twice a day. year, not every week. Really hard for all football fans to understand … “