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European Super League: PSG explained why they didn't join the tournament

The president of the French club spoke about the controversial new tournament. 

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi
Nasser Al-Khelaïfi

The president of the Paris Saint-GermainNasser Al-Khelaïfi, showed his "firm conviction that football is a sport for everyone" and considered that the creation of the Superliga "doesn't solve the problems it faces. currently the football community, but is moved by its own interests".

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi

"Paris Saint-Germain has the firm conviction that football is a sport for everyone and I have been constant on this point from the beginning. We must remember that as a football club, we are a family and a community, whose hearts are ours. fans, and we must remember that", Al-Khelaïfi said in a statement on the club's website.

The leader stressed that "there is a clear need to evolve the current UEFA competition model" and that the format presented this Monday by the body for the reform of the Champions League after "24 months of extensive consultations with the entire panorama of the European football is a step in that direction".

"We believe that any proposal that does not have the support of UEFA, an organization that has been fighting for the interests of European football for almost 70 years, does not solve the problems currently facing the football community, but rather is driven by interests. own", added the Qatari businessman.

The main clubs in Europe, including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Inter and Juventus, announced last Sunday an agreement to form a new competition to be called the Super League, which immediately provoked the reaction of UEFA, which announced a spin-off of those entities that are under its orbit.

The subscribing clubs, which call themselves founders, are the Italians Milan, Inter and Juventus; the Spanish Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético of Madrid; the English Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.

Al-Khelaïfi made it clear that Paris Saint-Germain "will continue to collaborate with UEFA, the European Club Association and all stakeholders in European football on the basis of the principles of good faith, dignity and respect for all".

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