Al Khelaifi: “Nadal and Federer by no means requested for a closed League with the perfect gamers”
In the future after UEFA was adamant about creating parallel competitions with A22 memberspromoter of the Tremendous League, with whom he met in Nyon. Nasser Al Khelaifi, president of the ECA and PSGanalyzed the assembly held with the CEO of A22, Bernd Reichart, at a UEFA conference with the totally different golf equipment so as to enhance the viability of European soccer.
The president of the ECA has been very forceful in his message about what occurred this Tuesday in Nyon: “Sadly, as we noticed yesterday in our assembly with the A22, it might change into the A23 or the A24, a brand new model yearly, some individuals maintain attempting to rewrite historical past and divide soccer with PR displays and power-points. To be sincere, I really feel unhappy for them as a result of yesterday they confirmed that they don’t perceive soccer or its ecosystem”.
Al Khelaifi, one of many principal opponents of the so-called Tremendous League, defended the steps that UEFA has taken within the seek for new codecs. And for this he attacked the concepts of the Tremendous League. “There’s discuss of Nadal and Federer. I’ve slightly expertise in tennis as a former participant. Let me inform you that Rafael and Roger are two of the best athletes within the historical past of the game. This isn’t as a result of they’ve performed collectively on a regular basis. It is as a result of they labored so arduous. Each recreation was necessary, whatever the rating they have been enjoying in opposition to. They by no means requested for a closed league of the perfect gamers. They defended the tennis household. Please do not use your massive names to justify your failures,” Al Khelaifi stated.
The PSG president additionally revealed among the premises that have been placed on the desk on the assembly with A22 in Nyon, the place followers will play a basic position: “The way forward for European soccer should consider the pursuits of all stakeholders. All of the leagues, all of the golf equipment, the nationwide associations, the followers and all of the communities that want our assist. Particularly, we now have to assume extra concerning the followers. At yesterday’s assembly, the voice of the fan teams was heard loud and clear. They spoke from the guts. Self-interest has no place in soccer. And I completely agree. Nor do we have to tear issues all the way down to reform them. We will result in massive constructive change from throughout the system – UEFA and the ECA have already proven that final yr.”