Real Madrid chairman Florentino Pérez has been amazed by the commotion that has arisen after the announcement of the Super League.

The 74-year-old Spaniard thinks the new tournament is necessary for the future of football and he is not at all concerned about the threats from UEFA.

"When something new comes up, there are always people who will be against it," said Pérez on Monday evening at the Spanish

El Chiringuito de Jugones


"We are doing this to save football now that the clubs are going through a very difficult period. We have already lost 400 million euros in two seasons and I am only talking about us."

"Young people are no longer interested in football. There are a lot of bad matches on television and they don't feel like it, especially now that there are many other options for entertainment. We have to make the sport attractive again. This is really not just for the rich clubs, we do this for the future of football. "

In addition to Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, ​​Atlético Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Juventus, AC Milan and Internazionale complied with the Super League.

Three more clubs may join the plan, but the question is whether there is still enthusiasm for it.

Especially in England there are many protests against the arrival of the Super League.

Especially in England there are many protests against the arrival of the Super League.

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'Nobody will be kicked out of the Champions League'

After all, the arrival of Super League went down the wrong way for fans and football associations.

UEFA is even threatening to expel Real, City and Chelsea from the Champions League immediately.

In addition, players from the twelve clubs should no longer be allowed to play for their national team when they play in the Super League.

"Every player can breathe easy, because that's not going to happen," emphasized Pérez, whose clubs play against Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

"No one will be kicked out of the Champions League. I don't want to go into too much detail, but it is simply impossible from a legal point of view."

In any case, Pérez does not understand that there is so much criticism of the plan he co-devised.

"Matches between the big clubs are the most interesting and bring in the most money, not the matches between the smaller teams. There are now national leagues that people don't even know by name. Football can't go on like this."