Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said playing more competitive games during the week will save clubs financially as he seeks to justify forming a breakaway Super League.
Talk to Television El Chiringuito in Spain, Perez said: “Many important clubs in Spain, Italy and the UK want to find a solution to a very bad financial situation. The only way is to play more competitive matches. If instead of playing the CL, the Super League is helping clubs to recover lost earnings.
“Here at Real Madrid we have lost a lot of money, we are all going through a very bad situation. When there is no profit the only way is to play more competitive games during the week. It will save them. clubs financially.
“Football has to evolve like everything in life. Football has to adapt to the times we live in now. Football is losing interest, television rights are dwindling. We wanted to do it, the pandemic gave us the emergency: now we are all ruined in Football.
“Football has to change to be more attractive globally. Instead of making the Champions League because it lost interest like it did in 1950, change is occurring and even when the FIFA and UEFA were against it. But that’s how football has changed … “