AC Milan experienced one of their pinnacle eras around the introduction of the newly branded European Cup into the UEFA Champions League – a competition that looked to be in tatters after the announcement of the ‘European Super League’.
On Sunday night, 12 leading European clubs announced that they had created a new competition to replace the Champions League, with Milan, Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona among them.
Arrigo Sacchi led the Rossoneri through the golden era and is completely against the ‘elitist’ vision of the exclusive league. He made his thoughts known in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“The elitist vision is a diametrically opposed concept to that of sport, which is inclusive and not exclusive. It is therefore evident that the Super League goes against sport and against football. It can become a circus,” he said (via FIF).
The 75-year-old tactical revolutionary also mentioned that former Milan owner Silvo Berlusconi would have not taken part in the European Super League had he still been in charge.
“Berlusconi stressed the importance of the spectacle, of fun football, and he dreamed of great games that thrilled people regardless of the result. And he would never shut the doors on anyone,” said Sacchi.
The Rossoneri legend led the club to two European Cup victories in 1989 and 1990.