Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez has reiterated the fact that the Super League is created to ”save football”
Real Madrid are part of 12 clubs to have agreed to a breakaway league despite widespread condemnation from football fans around the world.
Perez said the move is meant to save big clubs whose revenues have been affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic.
“We are doing this to save football at this critical moment,” Perez told Spanish TV show El Chiringuito de Jugones.
“If we continue with the Champions League there is less and less interest and then it’s over.
“The new format which starts in 2024 is absurd. In 2024, we are all dead.”
Plans for a revamped 36-team Champions League, starting in 2024, were confirmed by Uefa on Monday.
He added: “In the ’50s, it was a similar situation. Uefa and Fifa went against the new European Cup, but that competition changed football.”