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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has discussed the ongoing feud between European football’s governing body the clubs pushing for the Super League’s formation.

After stressing that UEFA have no intentions of being a monopoly, he expressed his belief that no team, apart from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, are willing to participate in the Super League project.

Ceferin told La Gazzetta dello Sport:

I will say that UEFA is not a monopoly.

You are free to be in it or not. You can participate in our cups or organise your own. But then, it’s logical that you don’t play in ours, isn’t it?

Whatever the decision of the court, nothing changes – the Super League is dead because nobody wants to participate. I only see three people angry with everyone, taking everyone to court.

Ceferin also discussed his relationship with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who is heading the Super League project.

Ceferin dded:

I was with Florentino Perez and I respected the protocol, UEFA is not my property.

In the final in Paris, we were side by side. We congratulated each other, but that’s all.

The UEFA president also admitted that he maintains a good relationship with his European Club Association and Paris Saint-Germain counterpart, Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

Ceferin noted:

My good relationship is not with PSG, but with the president of the ECA.

He is one of those who understood and defended the European model, unlike other European [clubs’] presidents.

Ceferin also stressed that it’s not UEFA but the presidents of the European Federations and clubs who ask for more games.

Ceferin declared:

It’s easy always to attack FIFA and UEFA, but the thing is simple. If you play less, you get less money. Who should complain are the factory workers who get €1,000 per month.

Everyone wants more cup games, but nobody gives up on anything. Clubs wanted 10 games in the Champions League group stage. They’ll have eight, it’s the right number.

Domestic leagues should have 18 clubs, but the presidents do not agree. They should understand that two domestic cups are too many.

By Amara

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