The leaders of the new European Super League have issued a statement following the decision of the six biggest clubs in the Premier League to withdraw from the competition, saying that change is needed in football.
Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have all announced that they withdrew from the competition after facing strong criticism from the world of football.
This has led to the collapse of the European Super League but Super League officials insist they still want to change the structure of European football despite admitting they now need to reshape their plans.
The statement read: “The European Super League is convinced that the current status quo of European football needs to change.
“We are proposing a new European competition because the existing system does not work.
“Our proposal is aimed at allowing the sport to evolve while generating resources and stability for the full football pyramid, including helping to overcome the financial difficulties experienced by the entire football community as a result of the pandemic.
“It would also provide materially enhanced solidarity payments to all football stakeholders.
“Despite the announced departure of the English clubs, forced to take such decisions due to the pressure put on them, we are convinced our proposal is fully aligned with European law and regulations as was demonstrated today by a court decision to protect the Super League from third party actions.
“Given the current circumstances, we shall reconsider the most appropriate steps to reshape the project, always having in mind our goals of offering fans the best experience possible while enhancing solidarity payments for the entire football community.”