On the sidelines of Metz-PSG this Saturday in Ligue 1, Leonardo spoke of the Super League project. The Parisian sports director believes that his president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi comes out of this refusal to join a semi-closed league which has lead in the wing.
Leonardo had not yet communicated since the birth (and put on standby) of the Super League project. At the microphone of Canal +, before the kickoff of Metz-PSG in Ligue 1, the sports director of PSG expressed his gratitude to its president: “We are very proud of Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. We know the work that ‘ he’s been doing it for a long time. It’s true that at that time, he had a very important leadership position in relation to that decision. “
As a reminder, Al-Khelaïfi was elected president of the ECA on Wednesday after the Super League fiasco and the departure of many leaders of the association of major European clubs. PSG had refused to join the project and its president found himself succeeding Andrea Agnelli, threatened after death in the bud of the Super League.
“The recognition of people who want to collaborate”
“I think he followed his values and those of the club, continues Leonardo. It makes us really very proud. He comes out as president of the ECA, it is not only because he made a decision. C it is the recognition of people who want to collaborate, not only now, but also for the future. “
The Parisian sporting director also explains that the crisis was not a pretext to let go of the Champions League: “Football is in a delicate moment, we are looking for solutions, everyone is in difficulty. Paris Saint-Germain also passes. at times of difficulty. That was no reason to leave the League. “