The European Super League was a huge fiasco for the clubs involved, dissolved just 48 hours after it was announced due to immense pressure from the fans. Yet, Milan are one of the teams that haven’t fully backed out.
The situation is the same for Juventus and the situation is certainly frustrating for the fans, as many of the other clubs dropped out and apologised. You can read more about the strange situation in one of our latest features here.
Having said that, the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid are also still in the competition, although that doesn’t make it any better. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, speaking to Associated Press, made his stance clear on the matter.
“It’s crystal clear that the clubs will have to decide if they are Super League or they are a European club. If they say we are a Super League, then they don’t play in Champions League, of course … and if they are ready to do that, they can play in their own competition,” he stated.
Although the current Champions League model might not be ideal, or the one planned, it’s clear that the right way to go isn’t to start a new league. Competition is everything in this sport, and the clubs must not forget that.