Florentino Perez arrived on El Chiringuito tv at about 12 midnight yesterday for this interview.
Florentino Pérez: “It is the first time I come and, possibly, the last.”
Florentino Pérez: “Football is going through a very tough situation, and the Super League will save the clubs financially.”
Florentino Pérez: “We came to the conclusion that having the Super League instead of the Champions League, we could help alleviate the lost income.”
Florentino Pérez: “More competitive games will make everyone earn more money.”
Florentino Pérez: “Top clubs in Spain and England are coming to conclusions about fixing football. Madrid alone lost €400 million this season, nothing was being done about that.”
Florentino Pérez: “Here at Real Madrid we lost a lot of money and we’re in a very bad situation.”
Florentino Pérez: “When you have no income other than broadcasting rights, you say the solution is to offer more attractive matches that allow fans from all around the world watch the big teams play against each other.”
Florentino Pérez: “The more competitive games, the more revenue clubs will generate and that is how they will survive this situation. The Super League is the solution.”
Florentino Pérez: “Football has to evolve.”
Florentino Pérez: “Football was losing interest from fans, we need a change.”
Florentino Pérez: “40% of young people aren’t interested in football, because there are too many games of low quality. And we had to adapt.”
Florentino Pérez: “We have created the Super League to SAVE football.”
Florentino Pérez: “The Super League will be OPEN. There are 15 clubs that attract the most viewers who will have a permanent spot, and 5 clubs will enter every year based on sporting merit.”
Florentino Pérez: “The Super League is open to dialogue with UEFA and FIFA. The process of determining the 5 clubs that enter every year will be discussed with those two organizations.”
Florentino Pérez: “The Champions League has done nothing to change football as of late and make it survive. This move had to be done. We are living in critical times.”
Florentino Pérez: “All the leagues will remain the same. This competition is being made as a separate competition being made to replace the Champions League.”
Florentino Perez: “We have FIFTEEN teams and another FIVE teams. It will NOT be a closed league. The five teams will EARN their place every season.”
Florentino Perez: “That new #UCL format will NOT save football. I don’t undertsand it, it won’t help anything.”
Florentino Perez: “If you win, you receive €120 to 130m from UEFA but with Super League we will earn much MORE.”
Florentino Perez: “We want to save football for the next 20 years. The Super League will do that.”
Florentino Perez: “UEFA is a MONOPOLY, they had to say what they said today.”
Florentino Perez: “Our players will NOT be banned from the World Cup. I guarantee it. They can be 100% certain of it.”
Florentino Perez: “I came in 2000 to save Real Madrid and I did, I saved the club.”
Florentino Perez: “Kicking us out from this season’s #UCL? Absolutely not. I guarantee it at a 100%.”
Florentino Perez: “Sevilla is one of the clubs that can enter the League. It will not be closed. We believe in what the clubs can offer so they will fight to play in the competition.”
Florentino Perez: “They can’t kick us out from this season’s #UCL, and that they can’t kick us out from our domestic leagues. Totally impossible.”
Florentino Perez: “They (UEFA) believe we’re their property and they can do whatever they want with us, and they’re wrong.”
Florentino Perez: “Manchester-Barca will be more attractive than Manchester vs a smaller team.”
Florentino Perez: “We have NOT invited PSG.”
Florentino Perez: “The Champions League is attractive only from the quarterfinals. Nobody cares about the games before.”
Florentino Perez: “The UEFA president INSULTED Agnelli today, and that is UNACCEPTABLE.”
Florentino Perez: “It’s RIDICULOUS that the UEFA president can allow himself to insult the president of a huge European club. We don’t need these type of people in football. Disrespectful and unacceptable.”
Florentino Perez: “Without the Super League, football will DIE before 2024. Big and small clubs will die.”
Perez: “The idea of the #SuperLeague was not my only idea. It was everyone’s idea. The presidents of all clubs are my friends.”
🗣️ Perez: “UEFA was also against the creation of the first European Cup. It’s not just about the rich, it’s about saving football.”
🗣️ Perez: “It’s the TV rights that generate the money. We have fans all over the world. They give money to watch us. The big ones influence the small ones.”
🗣️ Perez: “They say that the #SuperLeague is for the rich. This is not true. For example, I am not the owner of Madrid, the team is owned by its members.”
🗣️ Perez: “If the money flows, it is good because we will be able to sign more players, snd also unite with modest clubs.”
🗣️ Perez: “It’s like the 1950s, when the European Cup was launched. People didn’t like it at the time but everything changes… What is attractive? Big teams play against each other. This is profitable. All we’re doing is for the benefit of football.”
🗣️ Perez: “UEFA would get more money if they adopted the style of the #SuperLeague: four times more money. Everyone would benefit.”
🗣️ Perez: “It will become like a pyramid because we big clubs will have more money and we will be able to invest it by buying players… if the big clubs lose their money as is happening, the whole football system crashes as with the Champions League.”
🗣️ Perez: “It will be a tournament open to everyone, in which everyone will participate, in addition to the teams that deserve to participate based on their brilliance.”
Florentino Perez: “We want to start as soon as possible. We will talk to UEFA and FIFA, but they should not get angry, they know that.”
Florentino Perez: “This change, we owe it to all the fans.”
Florentino Perez: “Everything sorrounding football will be improved with the Super League.”
Florentino Perez: “VAR? Referees? Everything will change, for the good”.
Florentino Perez: “Barcelona are going through a difficult economic situation, Laporta immediately understood and accepted like all the great clubs in the world. This Super League will save the entire world of football”.
Florentino Perez: “It wasn’t difficult to convince Joan Laporta.”
Florentino Perez: “One of our clubs panicking and leaving? No, they already signed.”
Florentino Perez: “We’ve been working on this project for 20 years now. We owe it to all the fans”.
Florentino Perez: “We will hire some of the best referees in the world.”
Florentino Perez: “We have not invited PSG. If Bayern refuses to join it won’t cancel, don’t worry”.
Florentino Perez: “Small clubs’ survival depend on us, and this will be good for them.”
Florentino Perez: “If I had to, I would leave my post as Super League president for Joan Laporta tomorrow.”
Florentino Perez: “It’s statistics. Teenagers are more interested in playing video games than in football these days, and we have to do something to bring them back.”
Florentino Perez: “I was choosen as a president because of my experience”.
Florentino Perez: “I know LeBron James’ salary because it’s public, but I don’t know the UEFA president’s salary. Why?”
Florentino Perez: “The salary cap will be 55%”
Florentino Perez: “UEFA has to understand that football has changed.”
Florentino Perez: “Talking to Javier Tebas? No.”
Florentino Perez: “UEFA does not have a good image throughout it’s history, don’t make me talk.”
Florentino Perez: “We might have to make the football match shorter if it’s not interesting”.
Florentino Perez: “This isn’t a battle for money, this is a battle for football. We’re trying to save football, and some people don’t care because it’s not in their financial interest.”
Florentino Perez: “There are some matches I can’t stand to watch.”
Florentino Perez: “We can have a second division of Super League, for example”.
Florentino Perez: “Us, big clubs, we will get a lot of money, then we will distribute it to everyone. But first we need the money.”
Florentino Perez: “MARCA criticizing us? The owner of MARCA is the owner of Torino, Juventus rivals. Makes sense” (laughs).
Florentino Perez: “Mbappé? I knew you would bring that up. We’re here to talk about the Super League.”
Florentino Perez: “I didn’t talk to Mbappé, at least not today (laughs).”
Florentino Perez: “Signing Mbappé? Be calm. That’s all I have to say. Real Madrid needs a change. That’s all I’m saying. We need the excitement back.”
🎙️| Florentino Perez: “CR7 is NOT coming back. I love him but it wouldn’t make sense.”
🎙️| Florentino Perez: “Sergio Ramos? Okay. I’m leaving.”
🎙️| Florentino Perez: “Vinicius isn’t for sale. You can’t buy him, you can’t even touch him.”
🎙️ Florentino Perez: “When Madrid and Barcelona play, the world stops. It’s a luxury that we have here. When Manchester United and City play that doesn’t happen.”
🎙️| Florentino Perez: “Will our first Super League championship be considered the 14th #UCL? No, it will be considered the 15th, because maybe the 14th is coming this year.”
🎙️| Florentino Perez: “Can I leave now?”
Florentino Perez is finally done with his interview.
Safe to say that will go down as one of the most bizarre, yet historic interviews of our lifetime.
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