The president of Paris SG Nasser Al-Khelaïfi denounced “the lessons” of the president of the Spanish League Javier Tebas, who has filed a complaint against the Parisian club and Manchester City accusing them of breaching the regulation of “financial fair play”. “Tebas who?“, launched the boss of PSG in an interview published on Wednesday by the Italian sports daily the Gazzetta dello Sportabout the La Liga boss.
“I don’t give lessons to anyone, nor interfere with other clubs or leagues. It’s rude to pretend to tell others what to do. I don’t accept the lessons of those who see the Champions League as a threat to their own championship“, underlines Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, also at the head of the European Club Association (ECA), opposed to the private Superleague project still supported by the two biggest clubs in Spain, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. “Real deserved to win the Champions League. They celebrated her for days and now they wanna kill her“, he continues.
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The Madrid club has launched a legal battle with UEFA to try to give birth to this Superleague project, although it seems almost buried since last year and the renunciation of English clubs. The case has been brought to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which is due to hear it on July 11 and 12.
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“For me, it pleases me to see Ajax in the semi-finals or Tottenham in the final… I fondly remember my first trips to Europe with PSG, in Salzburg (in 2011 in the Europa League, editor’s note) with shirtless fans in the cold is the soul of football. It’s unfair to deny it with a closed league, we won’t let that happen“, says the Parisian leader.
The Spanish Football League had confirmed last week that they had lodged complaints with UEFA against PSG and City accusing them of breaching “continuously the current financial fair play regulations“. Javier Tebas is one of the most virulent critics of state-supported clubs, namely Qatar for Paris SG and the United Arab Emirates for Manchester City, which according to him hijack the financial fair play established by the UEFA and unbalance sporting and economic competition
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