PSG President Nasser Al Khelaïfi gave an interview to Polish media outlet Meczyki, wherein he touched upon varied present subjects, together with the Tremendous League undertaking. The Qatari, unanimously reelected because the President of the European Membership Affiliation (ECA), recognised that he “met with Laporta”, and regarded the match “a joke” and in addition that “it was useless earlier than it was introduced”. He additionally stated he was “very comfortable” with Kylian Mbappé, whose contract scenario has not seen any twists or turns added to it since August.
Requested concerning the disputes between Actual Madrid and Barcelona, Al Khelaïfi was agency: “These golf equipment recognized themselves that I by no means point out their names, not within the boardroom and never even in non-public. I all the time say and I counsel them that they will come again to the ECA at any second. Be part of the household.”
They’re welcome”, he continued, “Juventus backed out of the Tremendous League undertaking, they need to do the identical, they don’t have another choice. I’m not in opposition to Barcelona or Actual Madrid, I’m not going to exclude anybody. I’m in opposition to preventing and battle. I met Joan Laporta (FC Barcelona president) and I informed him the identical. In the event that they need to battle, then they will battle amongst themselves. We gained’t waste any extra time on this. We’ve got our personal issues to get on with. We need to develop and right this moment the Tremendous League is a joke. It was useless earlier than it was introduced”, he stated.
‘They wished to divide us, however it labored out the opposite method’
“The Tremendous League?”, Al Khelaïfi questioned to himself earlier than making probably the worst joke in human historical past, “I name that concept a ‘not Tremendous League’. That’s a reality, We’re as united as ever. They wished to divide us, however it labored out the opposite method. Because of this we are able to do groundbreaking issues. Throughout dinner on Wednesday, I stated to my boardroom colleagues that it appears like a household dinner. We work for the great of the collective and many people might have chosen to do it in another way. UEFA themselves did a fantastic job in stopping the Tremendous League. In that sense, Aleksander Ceferin’s (UEFA president) contribution should even be thanked.”
The ECA president spoke about Kylian Mbappé, though he didn’t given away any particulars relating to a potential contract renewal, merely stating “Mbappé is a PSG participant. He loves the membership. He’s a improbable participant, the most effective on the planet. We’re comfortable to have him right here and we may have him right here.”
UEFA “ought to listen” to transferring UCL to Asia and USA
In 2022, PSG had been involved in bringing in Robert Lewandowski to the membership. “I’ve the coverage of by no means talking about gamers who should not at PSG or transfers that don’t occur”, stated Al Khelaïfi earlier than continuing to speak concerning the striker, who finally signed for Barcelona that summer season, “however it’s no secret that Robert is an outstanding striker. Each membership on the planet wished him and in some unspecified time in the future considered signing him. However Robert is at Barcelona and I respect that. You need to be happy with him (Lewandowski is Polish, the identical because the media outlet). There weren’t many purpose machines like him that rating in each sport. And he’s a fantastic man. We all know one another and I can solely say good issues about him.”
Al Khelaïfi was open to the opportunity of at some point opening up the Champions League to Asia, the US or another non-European location. “That is one thing that UEFA ought to take note of. Proper now, the principles and statutes don’t enable us to take action. UEFA are open to dialogue. We’d like to consider this – why not? I feel Europe is secure in that sense.”
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