The European Super League project is a “very dangerous concept” which threatens “the essence of football”warned Friday the president of the Spanish La Liga, Javier Tebas, very critical of the position of clubs like Real Madrid.
“These clubs that founded the European Super League want to run football because they have the most assets, but all of that would be completely dysfunctional for the sport”said Javier Tebas during a conference on football organized by the Portuguese League in Porto (north). “Real Madrid president says he’s going to protect football, but we’re fine and we don’t want him to protect us”advanced the president of La Liga.
“It doesn’t have to be a model run only by wealthy clubs. It does not make sense “
“In Spain we have a balanced league and there are always big clubs, small ones and medium ones. It doesn’t have to be a model run only by wealthy clubs. It does not make sense “said Tebas, who also attacked clubs he believes can afford heavy losses and distort sporting fairness, including Paris-Saint-Germain. “We want economically sustainable models. If we rely on tycoons and state clubs, like PSG or Manchester City, we inflate business and destroy clubs that want a profitable business. To defend the jobs we create, we must have a profitable business”he lamented.
The Super League project, whose aim is to compete with the Champions League, was rejected last year. He has been trying to return to the front of the stage for several weeks thanks to the intervention of a company, A22 Sports Management, which has taken up the torch. Three clubs are still in favor of it: Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus Turin.