The president of Real Madrid says that the fans have moved away from football

Share your love

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said European football is “sick”, saying changes are needed to prevent younger fans from drifting away from the sport and again proposing the creation of a Superliga, formed by the elite clubs of the continent.

Pérez is one of the main architects of the European Super League, which was dissolved less than 48 hours after its announcement in April last year, after protests from fans, governments and players.

The response to the separate league forced Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atlético Madrid to withdraw, but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus (BIT: JUVE ) still do not abandon the project.

“Our beloved sport is sick, especially in old Europe, in the European Union, and of course in Spain,” Perez said Sunday at the club’s general assembly. “(Soccer) is losing its leadership as a global sport in the world.”

“The most worrying fact is that young people are less and less interested in football. (…) Current competitions, as they are designed, do not attract the interest of the spectator, except in their final phase”.

The Superliga sued UEFA and FIFA before a Spanish court, which later asked the Court of Justice of the European Union, based in Luxembourg, for guidance next year.

“The Super League society continues to be immersed in the judicial process before the European justice system, which questions UEFA’s monopoly on European football,” Pérez said.

He also noted how infrequently the best teams in football meet and said the midweek European competition should offer fans matches between “the strongest teams and the best players in the world competing against each other” throughout the season. year.

Read Also   A document on the beheading of Soviet civilians by Japanese agents in 1945 is declassified in Russia

“If we look at the last Champions League finalist, Liverpool, a historic team with 6 European Cups, it turns out that we have only played with them 9 times in 67 years. And only 3 times here in Madrid”.

Share your love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *