During the assembly of the ECA, the European Association of Clubs, its president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi -also president of PSG- approached Real Madrid. He regrets that the people of Madrid, eager to create a Super League a year and a half ago, are now celebrating their Champions League title.
Almost a year and a half has passed since the European Super League project envisioned by a dozen clubs on the continent was nipped in the bud, but Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, the president of Paris Saint-Germain, has not forgotten anything. He, like Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund, did not want to be part of this project. Since then, he has regularly clashed with the leaders of clubs who wanted to part ways in April 2021 before returning to the ranks.
“It’s rare that Real Madrid celebrates the Champions League, which is the biggest club competition in the world,” Al-Khelaïfi joked during the assembly of the ECA, the European Club Association, which he chairs. The people of Madrid were one of the leading clubs in the European Super League project, through its president Florentino Pérez, but today they do not hesitate to promote their Champions League title.
“I think it’s really weird, to be honest”
“It is very strange to go against fantastic club competition that already exists, but to participate, celebrate and enjoy the titles,” added Al-Khelaïfi. I find it very strange, to be honest. waste time on this and we will continue working”.
On Friday, the president of PSG, who is also president of the ECA, had already spoken and indirectly targeted FC Barcelona. He had warned against “magical” contributions of money. “We have to be careful. Dangerous levels of debt and magical equity deals are not a sustainable path. We have to think long term, not short term.” With subtlety, Al-Khelaïfi conveys his messages.