Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Internazionale are now six of us over and that does not work according to Agnelli. The Juventus boss thinks it is a shame and has not changed his mind. “I remain convinced of the beauty of this project,” said Agnelli, who says it could have been the best competition in the world. “But to be honest, I don’t think the project is still ongoing.”
UEFA threatened to expel the clubs that wanted to form the Super League from the European and national competitions. “Abuse of power and completely illegal. That threat is very much like a dictatorial regime, ”Agnelli said earlier.
Agnelli is the bogeyman after the Super League fiasco. Remarkable: in the edition of the Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport an interview was published on Wednesday with the big boss of the Old lady. A conversation just before his dream collapsed like a pudding.
Barely two days after twelve top European clubs announced their participation in the Super League, there are only four left: Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atlético Madrid and Juventus. Real-president Florentino Perez, who is also the chairman of the now suspended Super League, already gave on Tuesday an interview about their motives.
“The Super League is not a competition for the rich, it is a competition of solidarity to save football. The large teams are more appealing and generate the most money. It’s a pyramid. The big clubs are going to have more money and can buy players. If we lose money, everything will collapse like a house of cards. So we owe the fans this change. Everything will get better with the Super League, including the VAR and the arbitration, ”said the Spaniard.
The house of cards did indeed collapse, only that of the Super League itself. Agnelli’s earlier words are therefore particularly painful now.
“There is a blood connection among the participating clubs,” said the Italian from Juventus. “We go on. Can the project still function? Yes, we have a 100 percent chance of success. Today’s young people want to see big events. At the moment we are therefore forced to make changes. That is why we create a competition that does what they do on the digital platforms, such as FIFA (the video game, ed.). Or like the leagues they play with Fortnite and call of Duty. This is how we bring football closer to them. ”
Agnelli went on to say that “40 percent of young people between the ages of 16 and 24 have no interest in the football world.” And that football is going through “an enormous crisis” and partly as a result of this it is losing interest of the new generations. “The fact that the stadiums are closed for a year does not help supporters between the ages of 10 and 15,” said the Italian, who also stated that he wanted to offer the ‘pyramid of football’ advantages, in consultation with UEFA and FIFA. “This is not a threat to the national leagues, we will just be there,” he said.