While FC Barcelona has not officially ruled on its position after the defeat of the Super League, Gerard Piqué felt that Joan Laporta should not be held responsible. The Spaniard took up the defense of Barcelona’s new president, saying he inherited a club in a bad economic situation.
Barely 48 hours after the announcement of its creation, the Super League is already obsolete. This Tuesday, the six English clubs engaged as founding members decided to withdraw from the project. In Italy, Inter and AC Milan were quick to follow while Juventus confirmed that the project would not see the light of day while expressing regret.
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In Spain, Atlético de Madrid has also dissociated itself from the Super League and there are officially only two clubs that have not decided on their position after this descent into hell: Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
In Catalonia, Gerard Pique cracked a small personal reaction on Twitter in connection with the fall of the Super League, confident: “Football belongs to the fans. Today, more than ever.” A few words which earned him a serious reframing by the world of tennis which criticized him for the reform of the Davis Cup, of which he is at the origin.
For Pique, Laporta is not responsible
On Movistar +, the FC Barcelona defender returned to his club’s decision to want to be an integral part of this project. The Spaniard cleared Joan Laporta, newly elected at the head of the club culé. For him, the Catalan leader should not be held responsible.
“As president of Barca he’s in a situation where he inherited a club in very bad, very negative economic circumstances and he will be making the best possible decision for the club. If I look at the Super League of the prism of a player, I would say to you that it is not positive in the long term for the world of football. Do we want that for the world of football? Than Sevilla, Valencia, Everton, Leicester, Naples … disappear? Because these clubs are going to tend to be worth zero. “