The much-talked-about European Super League has been created to ‘save football’ according to Real Madrid’s President Florentino Perez.
12 big European teams including Real have signed up to the breakaway league which has dominated sports news in the last 24 hours.
Despite huge anger at the move, Perez thinks the elite league will improve the football which he says no longer appeals to young people.
“We are doing this to save football at this critical moment,” Perez told Spanish TV show El Chiringuito de Jugones.
“If we continue with the Champions League there is less and less interest and then it’s over.
“Whenever there is change, there are always people who oppose it,” he said.
The 12 teams in the European Super League include six from England and six from Spain and Italy. And they say their mid-week tournament without relegation would improve the quality of football.
But crucially, it would put even more money into their bank accounts. And it’s that greedy, self-centred aspect that’s angered fans and clubs around Europe. And indeed UEFA who run the current leagues and tournaments.
Plus, many football fans would argue what was so wrong with the Champions League format that it needed saving?
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