What if FC Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid were banned from playing in the Champions League for the next few seasons? In any case, this is the hypothesis that crossed the mind of Aleksander Ceferin, the president of UEFA, to punish the clubs which had not withdrawn from the Super League project. Faced with these threats, Joan Laporta, the new president of Barça since last March, wanted to answer him today during a press conference. The new boss of Culés seemed clear and uncompromising: FC Barcelona wants to create a new European competition.
“I told him that I didn’t mean to apologize for thinking and that we didn’t mean to pay a penalty without justification. And if that happens, we will go to CAS and they will surely give us the reason. The Super League format no longer exists. A judge gave us the reason and what we want to do is the path of dialogue with UEFA and FIFA. That we are trying to make football sustainable. We defend it because we suffer from this problem. We need to create a more attractive format, as young people see football today. They are looking for something other than what we were looking for years ago. Football requires innovation. That those who regulate football must be cut off? We have contacts with all the teams in the Super League. But some are not interested, like the state clubs, which are calling for more income. Things have also been done poorly by the big clubs. There too, there were culprits. We establish a dialogue and this tragic thing that they put us through? If we are sanctioned, we are not going to stand by and do nothing. There is the CAS and the ordinary courts. And here we will fight to defend the interests of Barça. And that football is sustainable, with logical criteria for developing this industry. All the clubs are making losses and the other agents are getting richer. “.