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Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has come out for the second time in a public interview to address his thoughts on why the proposed European Super League had broken down in less than 48 hours after its announcement.

In an exclusive interview to El Larguero, Perez claimed that there were lies were spread across the football community regarding the Super League and that the Premier League clubs withdrew due to much pressure from UEFA and FIFA.


The President has said that he was very disappointed and sad due to the suspension of the Super League and that people were not did not fully understand the proposal made by the Twelve clubs. He added that they were working on the Super League for three years to fight the economic conditions that the clubs are going through and that they were working together till 01:00 AM last night.




Perez went on to say that the Domestic leagues were never under any risk but the Champions League had become too old and its format had become outdated, with the tournament only becomes exciting from the knockout stages.

He also added that the new format proposed by UEFA has no meaning to it and many cannot understand it properly and that a newer competition was needed to improve the competitiveness along with producing money to recover the combined losses of around €650m that the twelve clubs had lost last season.




The Super League, scheduled to begin this August, is now on stand-by, confirmed by Perez. He added that while only Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and AC Milan are left, all the twelve clubs have signed a ‘binding contract’ and the remaining four will not file any lawsuits on the Premier League clubs as they believe them to be ‘serious’ people with whom solutions can be found.




Perez claimed that there will be no big signings in the summer for any club due to the precarious financial situation in the world and if the money that was expected to generated with the help of the Super League does not flow, broadcasting deals are going to decrease and that it will be difficult to sell players for any club.

He went to say that signing either Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe would be impossible without the Super League.




Perez confirmed that Croatian midfielder Luka Modric had extended his contract with Los Blancos while they are still working on the renewals of defenders Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane.




He said that players who do not want to stay at the Bernabeu can leave and that further contract extensions will take place after considering the financial conditions.



Perez went on to say that a present Real Madrid side cannot be visualized without Zinedine Zidane as its manager and that the rumours of him getting sacked after the loss against Shaktar in the Champions League Group Stage were false.



Adding to the Mbappe situation, Perez stated that the club will try its level best to sign the French superstar and if it does not happen then it will be due to the situations making the things impossible.




In the interview, Perez, from the beginning, had voiced his disapproval over the words of UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, saying that Ceferin had been too aggressive with his statements in the media and should also explain to the world about the alleged offer made by UEFA towards the Premier League clubs.



Finally, when asked about the report by El Chiringuito, which stated the UEFA President saying that there is a small chance of Real Madrid being barred from the semi-finals of the Champions League, Perez said that they had done nothing wrong and it is threat from the UEFA President.


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