The separatist Super League, rocked by the withdrawal of the six English clubs on Tuesday, said it would now focus on “bringing back the line-up of the project”.
“Despite the departure of English clubs, which were forced to make such decisions under pressure, we are convinced that our proposal is fully in line with European laws and regulations,” the Super League organizers said in a statement.”Given the current circumstances, we will review the most appropriate steps to reconfigure the project, always keeping in mind our goals of providing the best possible experience for the fans while strengthening solidarity payments for the entire football community,” he added.
The six English clubs: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur announced their withdrawal on Tuesday.
The remaining clubs are Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona from Spain, Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus from Italy.
Inter Milan seems the closest to being the next club to leave the tournament after the Italian news agency ANSA quoted a club source as saying: “The Super League project, in its current condition, is no longer in the interests of Inter.”
English clubs abandoned the project after a storm of criticism from the fans, players, coaches and governments, as well as threats of suspension and sanctions from the European Union “UEFA” and the International Federation “FIFA”.
But although the project as it was envisioned just 48 hours ago now appears dead, the league is still calling for renovations.
The statement said: “The European Super League is convinced that the status quo in European football needs to change. We are proposing a new European championship because the current system is not working. Our proposal aims to allow the game to develop while providing resources and stability to the football pyramid, and this includes helping to overcome The financial difficulties of the entire football community as a result of the pandemic. ”
“The tournament will also provide solidarity payments to all parties involved in football,” he added.