The new breakaway competition European Super League is facing criticism from most of the football clubs and other leagues such as UEFA and FIFA. Along with Liverpool, Sevilla also stood up to protest the Super League. Following the creation of the European Super League, Sevilla has issued a statement on European Super League.
The 12 founding clubs include AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur. As founding clubs, three teams from the Spanish championship – Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atlético have joined the Super League.
“Sevilla management wants to publicly declare their total rejection of a tournament that is based solely on economic considerations and is outside the jurisdiction of UEFA, the organization that brings together the various football associations in Europe.”
“A tournament that requires a private invitation is contrary to the spirit of sport and the ideals of football as we know it. The lack of competitiveness goes totally against our DNA, which is expressed in the motto “never give up”. We only want to achieve results on the pitch.”
“Furthermore, the creation of this Super League only serves the selfish interests of enriching the founding clubs, whose budgets are already larger than those of other teams. It will deplete football as a whole and teams that are not in the Super League.
Furthermore, this tournament will punish a large number of true football fans who will be left without the essence of our sport: they will not be able to watch their team’s matches and not see them achieve their goals.”
“Sevilla are aware that changes such as those made today by the UEFA Executive Committee regarding the format of the Champions League are sometimes necessary. We understand that they provide a solid foundation for all European clubs, but these changes must always be developed through communication between associations, clubs, national leagues, without excluding any group and with the global objective of protecting the overall system of football.”
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