Aleksander Ceferin spoke on Tuesday at the UEFA executive committee in Montreux, Switzerland. The head of the body wished to thank the clubs and leaders who remained loyal to the Champions League despite the creation of the Super League by twelve dissidents.
Aleksander Ceferin thanked the clubs that remained loyal to UEFA and the Champions League despite the creation of the Super League by twelve dissident clubs. If Andrea Agnelli, president of Juventus and formerly a close friend and boss of the ECA, betrayed him, the Slovenian leader was able to count on several unwavering support during this unprecedented crisis.
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To counter the putsch initiated by three Italian clubs (Juventus, Inter and AC Milan), three Spanish teams (Real Madrid, Barça and Atlético) as well as the English Big Six (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham) , UEFA relied on the other regulars of the C1 and in particular the last two finalists: PSG and Bayern Munich. The two giants, even though Florentino Perez claims otherwise, have refused to join the new competition.
Ceferin to al-Khelaïfi: “You showed that you were a great man”
Often violently criticized by detractors of PSG, Nasser al-Khelaïfi was thus one of the pillars of UEFA’s counterattack. Aleksander Ceferin praised the important role played by the Ile-de-France leader.
“Nasser al-Khelaïfi, thank you from the bottom of my heart, launched the UEFA boss to the president of PSG. You showed that you were a great man and that you respected football and its values. I have a lot learned from you. “
A nice word for Aulas
But the thanks from the UEFA boss did not end there. Sometimes at odds with the body, Bayern Munich remained in the camp of the legitimists and in particular its CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge who even accepted to take over from the resigned Agnelli in the European Association of Clubs. Aleksander Ceferin thanked him for it and also had a word for Jean-Michel Aulas whom he often met, and in particular during the epics of Lyon players in the Women’s Champions League.
“The same applies for Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, a fantastic honorary president of the ECA. The same applies for Jean-Michel Aulas. He came this Tuesday, thank you for coming Jean-Michel. the same goes for José (Castro Carmona, editor’s note) from Seville. We had a great conversation on Monday and your vision is exactly the same as ours. Thank you very much. […] You are true football lovers and the supporters of your respective clubs are lucky to have you. “
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