Benjamin Pavard, the defender of Bayern Munich and the France team, defended the Champions League on Monday via a message on the networks. One way to oppose the creation of the Super League, launched by twelve major European clubs.
He is the first player of the France team to speak against the Super League. On Twitter, as on Instagram, Benjamin Pavard proclaimed his love for the Champions League and defended its openness to all clubs. “It is a competition that all players and all clubs should be able to aspire to if they deserve it,” said the 2018 world champion.
To accompany his post, the Frenchman published two photos of him in the Bayern Munich jersey during C1 matches, he who won the competition last year with the Bavarian club. “It’s not just a patch on a sleeve,” he recalled. “These are indescribable emotions as a player, incredible memories as a fan.”
Bayern opposed to the project
By taking a stand against the idea of the Super League, Pavard joins the position of his club, Bayern, which is one of the big absent from the list of the twelve founders revealed this Sunday and sided with the UEFA. Its president, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has also been appointed head of the UEFA executive committee, in place of Andre Agnelli, who went to found the Super League.
Other players from big clubs declared themselves hostile to the project during the day: Mesut Özil, Alvaro Gonzalez or Ander Herrera. Even more daring, Bruno Fernandes has also proclaimed his love for the Champions League on Instagram, while his club, Manchester United, is at the heart of the Super League project.