La Liga President Javier Tebas remains actively engaged in his campaign against the Superleague, and during this week’s World Football Summit, he has stated that the issues with the proposed competition extend beyond just its format.
Tebas has been occupied with various engagements this week, including hosting the La Liga assembly on Wednesday, during which the Caso Negreira was among the prominent topics discussed.
Tebas was one of the first and fiercest opponents of the Super League
During the World Football Summit, Tebas informed the media that he has ceased communication with Real Madrid President Florentino Perez, whom he views as the driving force behind the Superleague, to use a familiar expression.
“Until two years ago, I could have a fluent conversation with Florentino Perez, now I can’t. I keep speaking with other executives from his club. I know what he really thinks of European football,” Tebas shot.
“The Super League is not a concept of format. We have focused a lot on the fact that if they close the competition, there are no promotions and relegations…
“This idea began in the year 2000, with Florentino Perez at the helm. It has been his obsession throughout all this time. In the year 2000 the G8 was created, then the G14 and after all that the ECA (European Clubs Association) was created.”
Tebas added: “With the Super League let’s focus on the fact that it’s not only a sports competition model, it’s a model of who will govern football. In this case, for them, they have to be the richest in Europe. And against that you have to be clear.
“That is not the Super League. The Super League is that those clubs that have the most assets govern European football. That’s what they want. They control, they decide, how to distribute the money…”
Tebas has been a vocal critic of the Superleague and the CVC deal, which all La Liga clubs, except for Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Athletic Club, endorsed. The deal included a provision that prohibited teams from joining new competitions.