Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the president of Paris Saint-Germain, has denounced the recently revealed Super League plans and pledged his support to UEFA in order to help “resolve the problems that the football community is currently facing.”
The inclusion of 12 of Europe’s biggest clubs in a contentious plan for a new continental competition to rival the Champions League, which has sparked outrage at all levels of the game, was revealed on Sunday.
Several clubs, including Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, have already expressed their opposition to participating, and PSG has now stated their position.
In a UEFA press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Al-Khelaifi announced that PSG will not participate in the Super League.
“PSG is a true believer in football as a sport for all. “I’ve been consistent on this point since the beginning,” the PSG president stated.
“We must remember that we are a football club that is a family and a community with our supporters at its heart.”
“There is a need to evolve the existing UEFA competition models, and UEFA’s proposal, which comes after 24 months of deep consultation with all across the European football landscape, is a step in that direction.”
“We believe that any suggestions made without the approval of UEFA do not address the issues that the football community is currently facing, but rather are motivated by personal gain.
“UEFA and PSG will continue to collaborate.”