Busy at the moment fighting against Arsène Wenger’s idea of the World Cup every two years, Aleksander Ceferin never misses an opportunity to put a small one on the instigators of the Super League. Asked Saturday by Spiegel on this stillborn project last April, the UEFA president is still critical of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.
“These people tried to kill football”, asserts Ceferin, in remarks translated by RMC Sport. The manager believes that if these clubs are in financial difficulty, it is their fault. “Some clubs just have incompetent leaders. They complain that the wages are too high. But who signed the contracts? He asks. Florentino Perez complained and said the club can only survive with a Super League. Then he tries to sign Kylian Mbappé for 180 million euros. The fans taught them a lesson. “
Directly attacked, Real responded with the voice of his coach, Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian coach, whose players will finally return to their Santiago Bernabeu stadium this Sunday, always knows how to handle irony. “It seemed a bit strange to me that an organization as important as UEFA speaks like that of a president of a club which has won 13 Champions Leagues, he observed in a press conference. If such a president is incompetent, what are the others? Five of Real Madrid’s 13 C1 have been won under the presidency of Florentino Pérez.