Despite the upcoming trial before the European Court of Justice, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin does not fear that the controversial Super League project will still be implemented.
“Whatever the court’s decision, it doesn’t change anything: the project is dead because nobody wants to take part,” said the 54-year-old in an interview with the Italian sports newspaper “Gazzetta dello Sport”.
In the dispute over the foundation of the league consisting of top European clubs, negotiations are scheduled for mid-July. Previously, however, numerous clubs had already turned away from the project, which is still being operated by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus Turin.
criticism of Klopp
The President of the European Football Union also criticized German coach Jürgen Klopp and his Spanish colleague Pep Guardiola. “It’s easy to always attack FIFA and UEFA, but the discussion is simple: if you play less, salaries go down,” he said. The two Premier League coaches had previously criticized plans for more tournaments and therefore more games. “Anyone who should complain is that the workers are in the factories with thousands of euros a month,” said Ceferin.
Ceferin also criticized the attitude of many clubs to the issue of stress in international competitions. “Everyone wants more cup games, then there are championships with 20 teams, national cups and in some countries a league cup. Nobody gives up anything,” criticized the UEFA President.