Forentino Perez justified this Monday the creation of the Super League during his visit to the program El Chiringuito. The President of the new organization and Real Madrid denied having created such a project out of greed but on the contrary to help football survive.
The creation of the Super League by twelve dissident clubs (AC Milan, Arsenal, Atlético, Chelsea, Barça, Inter, Juve, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real and Tottenham) provoked many reactions on Monday. Both supporters of affected clubs as well as football legends and even current stars have taken a stand against the new competition and defended popular football. Faced with these criticisms, Florentino Perez came to defend his project in front of the cameras.
“Some have said that it is a competition for the rich but it is not true. It is to save football, based on solidarity, justified the president of Real Madrid and boss of the Super League in the El Chiringuito show. Someone said the rich will be richer and the poor poorer. This is not the case. We are going to save football, we are not going to let football go away. “
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Perez: “Organize more attractive matches”
Severely tackling UEFA for its monopoly and lack of transparency, the Spanish leader also ensured that the future of big clubs went through this Super League. According to him, the economic crisis linked to the coronavirus has made the financial problems of the teams even more visible. Faced with a potential drop in TV rights, Florentino Perez and the eleven other presidents involved wanted to take the lead.
“When you have no income other than those from TV rights, you have to organize more attractive matches. It is on this idea that we started to work, still estimated the president of Real Madrid. We have arrived. to the conclusion that by doing a Super League during the week, instead of the Champions League, we would be able to mitigate the loss of income […] Football must evolve and adapt to the times in which we live. Football was losing interest. “
And the first boss of the Super League to assure with conviction that the new competition will also allow to renew the football public by attracting young viewers.
“Audiences are decreasing and so are TV rights. With the pandemic, we are all broke. Football is global, we have fans in all regions. We had to analyze the reasons why young people, aged 16 to 24, no longer interested in football, said Florentino Perez. There are a lot of games and little interest. Football has to adapt. “