The idea has met with heavy criticism since the announcement of Bartomeu, with UEFA voicing strong opposition to any such project.
European Super League – One of the most boring projects in the world
UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin has criticized the idea of a European Super League. He said it will be “one of the most tedious projects in the world”. Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club has already agreed to proposals for a league that would be made up of Europe’s top tiers and replace the Champions League. The idea has met with heavy criticism since the announcement of Bartomeu, with UEFA voicing strong opposition to any such project. At the same time, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said he is “not interested”. LaLiga head Javier Tebas criticized the people behind the proposals. He admitted that they demonstrated “total ignorance of the organization and customs of European and world football”. Čeferin has added his voice to a growing list of critics of the Super League plans and says there are no serious discussions taking place.
Two or three clubs talk about it
“There is close cooperation between the Leagues and us. The positive in this situation is dialogue and solidarity,” he told reporters. “The so-called Superleague is an invention of some clubs and some Italian media, not our proposal. It would be one of the most tedious projects in the world. Two or three clubs talk about it, who believe they deserve more than others. But which win little and think that they can be winners in the Super League. It is not a serious discussion; such ideas will kill football. I am firmly against the Super League and the SuperChampions, mostly invented by the Italian press. The current and former managers have also given impetus to the idea of introducing a European league at the expense of the Champions League.
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has denounced him as a conspiracy to fight Premier League supremacy. At the same time, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp also hopes that it will “never happen” as he feels it won’t be as exciting as the Champions League. “For me, the Champions League is a Super League where you don’t always end up playing the same teams,” he said. “Of course, it is economically important. But why do we need to create a system where Liverpool face Real Madrid for ten years in a row? Who wants to see that every year?”