Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol has reacted to today’s announcement regarding the European Super League.
The Telegraph confirmed there is a new proposal by the Super League founders, who hope to materialise their idea and replace the Champions League. It comes almost two years after the initial prospect was met with outrage and protests by football supporters, as well as pundits and former/current players speaking out against the possibility.
The ESL would involve 60-80 teams, multiple divisions, no permanent member and a minimum of 14 games per season.
The new league has been curated by owners at Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, though they face a stern fight with UEFA, who are unwilling to let such a competition play out.
Premier League’s successes a burden for competitors
Solhekol suggested that teams across Europe are jealous of the success of the English Premier League. Not only is it the most watched division, but the money it generates blows its competitors out of the water.
He said: “This is being driven by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus because, effectively, they’re jealous of the success and power of the English Premier League.”
Take a look at his comments in full below, via Football Daily.
🗣 "This has been driven by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus."@SkyKaveh puts the return of the ESL proposal down to other European clubs being jealous of the English Premier League pic.twitter.com/xIXcrf6uCT
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 9, 2023