Nasser al-Khelaïfi gave an interview to the Spanish newspaper Marca on Tuesday. The president of PSG took the opportunity to settle accounts with Javier Tebas, boiling boss of La Liga. The Ile-de-France leader also tackled Iberian clubs supported by the Spanish state.
Take out the popcorn, the media duel between Javier Tebas and Nasser Al-Khelaïfi may last a little longer. Questioned this Tuesday by the Spanish press, the president of PSG paid the boss of La Liga. A response full of irony as the Spanish leader launched legal proceedings to have Kylian Mbappé’s extension in Paris canceled.
“Who is Tebas? I don’t know this person, dropped Nasser Al-Khelaïfi during an interview with the Marca newspaper. Our style is not to meddle in the affairs of other clubs, other leagues or federations, this is not It’s not our style. But I won’t accept others giving us lessons.”
PSG and Al-Khelaïfi “not worried” after Tebas attacks
It’s been a little over a month since PSG formalized the extension of Kylian Mbappé. So it’s been a little over a month that Javier Tebas keeps this news across the throat. Very close to joining Real Madrid, the tricolor striker finally decided to stay in Ligue 1. A decision motivated by money according to the boss of La Liga who assured that Paris finds itself outlaw vis-à-vis financial fair play implemented by UEFA. Again, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi answered him without hiding.
“I don’t care what he says, the truth, we have been talking about it for years. We have a football project to build and we will continue, chained the president of PSG. We are not worried, no more than everything that comes out in the media, because we can’t waste our time with everything that comes out.”
And to clarify on Kylian Mbappé’s extension: “Every year, every summer, it’s the same thing. And here is fair play, and that we don’t respect others … We know what we can do, what we can sign, we know better than him what we can do and no one has to tell us what we have to do. You don’t have to tell us what we can or cannot do. If we do , it’s because we can.”
“La Liga is a bit dead”
Responsible for defending the interests of La Liga against PSG, French lawyer Juan Branco recently asked the Minister of Sports to repeal Kylian Mbappé’s new contract. In 2021, Master Branco also tried to cancel the signing of Lionel Messi, who arrived free from Barça.
“Look at the case of Messi. It happened anyway, they said it was financially impossible and we made money with Messi, continued Nasser Al-Khelaïfi in his diatribe against La Liga and Javier Tevas. He has no idea and should focus on his championship because his championship is a bit dead.”
Al-Khelaïfi defends Qatar’s role at PSG
Among the usual refrains of Spanish football and the very prolific Javier Tebas, criticism of Qatar’s support for PSG. Targeted by La Liga boss Nasser Al-Khelaïfi fought back. The leader of the capital club recalled that the Spaniards had a bit of a short memory and that some clubs on the other side of the Pyrenees continued to benefit from a boost from power.
“In Spain, the state supports certain clubs and more than us, concluded Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. A magnificent stadium in the middle of the city without paying anything … We pay for the stadium, for the training center , and they are more supported than us. It’s not fair. We pay for the stadium, for the training center, for everything…”