“Either we react now or football will not survive.” Real Madrid president Florentino Perez reiterated his call for the creation of a closed league between the best European clubs on Saturday during the Spanish club's general assembly.
“Football is going through an unprecedented institutional crisis. (...) European football does not belong to the president of UEFA and Spanish football does not belong to the president of La Liga. The Super League is more necessary than ever,” said Florentino Perez in front of the Real Madrid team. “The objective is to offer the best football and for the clubs to control their destiny,” he said about this controversial project for a private and semi-closed European competition which would compete with the Champions League. UEFA. “Real Madrid has a responsibility towards European football. (...) History imposes it on us,” he added, still regarding the creation of the Super League.
According to him, European clubs have “the obligation to offer supporters the best possible show”, by “making access to televised football cheaper, while we offer them an increasingly poor show”. Before adding: “It is insane to have to pay 10% of the minimum wage to have access to football. The Super League was designed to solve all these problems,” added Florentino Perez, who believes that “UEFA does not have a monopoly on European football.” The president of Real Madrid, who holds the record for victories in the Champions League (14), also criticizes the new format of the C1, “an absurd project” including even more matches which will come into force from next season.