Ceferin slams Perez’s short term European Super League thinking

December 30 – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has denounced Real Madrid boss Florentino Perez’s persistent backing for a breakaway European Super League saying the Spaniard “is only interested in today, not what tomorrow will be.”

Speaking to Slovenian daily 24.ur, Ceferin recognised that 2020, during which UEFA had to postpone the European Championship finals until next year, was the most challenging year since UEFA’s creation in 1954 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Yet “despite the complications, we’ve managed to host over 1,200 games this year without any major incidents”,  he said.

Perez told Real’s recent general assembly that the pandemic meant football had to change “and look for formulas to ensure football remains attractive.”

But responding to Perez’s determination to bring about a super league, Ceferin declared: “This has been a dream for Forentino Pérez for some time now.

“Two of the FC Barcelona presidential candidates are against the idea as are Bayern Munich and some of the English clubs. Too many people are looking at this in the short term He (Perez) only watches football today, maybe tomorrow, but does not go beyond.”

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