Florentino Perez: “We have to remind UEFA who Real Madrid are”

20 Nov 2021

Florentino Perez took advantage of Real Madrid members assembly to send a powerful message towards and hit out at UEFA for their attempt to break down the Super League project.

The Real Madrid president reiterated that the clubs’ intention is to find a solution for a football that they consider that is currently in decline and in danger of collapsing.

“Fruit of the reflection from the pandemic led us to try to change the dynamics of football so that it does not die,” said Perez.

“The Super League is freedom, self-governance, financial fair play in the face of unacceptable aid, transparency, solidarity to create a new structure of football, respect for competitions despite the intoxication of information, respect for the fans…

“Young people are moving away from football. The format will be open to whatever the football fans demand, whose future is in danger. The clubs assume expenses and risks, not UEFA.

“The final trigger was UEFA’s Swiss model for the Champions League, with more inconsequential matches. It only made the situation worse.

“That is why the association of 12 European clubs was created, based in Madrid. The virulence of UEFA’s reaction confirmed the need to regain our freedom.

“How is it possible that a UEFA president insulted a club like Juventus? Everything was against the Super League.

“Three of the 12 clubs did not give in to an agreement that is unbreakable. The three of us have 20 European Cups. We have to remind UEFA who Real Madrid are.”

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