A lot of storm has risen these days around the creation of the European Super League. One of the initiators of this idea was the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, but in just a few days, everything collapsed like a tower of cards.
UEFA threatened the teams that signed the plan with serious sanctions, so the English clubs were the first to withdraw their legs. Of the 12 founders, three remained, and among them the Royal Club from the capital of Spain, so the story appeared in the media that the Blancos could be expelled from the Champions League.
However, that will be difficult to happen, and the coach of the current conqueror of the Primera, Zinedine Zidane, thinks that the stories about expelling are absurd. The popular Zizu spoke to the media before tomorrow's duel with Real Betis in the 32nd round of the Spanish Primera (21.00).
One of the main topics was, of course, the Super League and the mentioned sanctions by the European House of Football. "UEFA sanctions do not make sense. We have the right to play in the Champions League and we will do that, as always.
It is absurd," said the French expert. The first man of the Madrid club, Florentino Perez, was in the center of attention in the previous days, after the collapse of the Super League, he spoke about the necessity of this competition, and Zidane was asked by journalists about his relationship with president who often knew how to be tense.
"We talk from time to time, as always. He also visits us and nothing has changed. We know where our president stands and that will not change anything." When it comes to the upcoming competitive challenges, Zidane and his chosen ones will first face a difficult duel with Betis in Primera.
"They are a very good team, they often came here and won. We have to do our best and try to win three points." Next week, Real expects a duel with Chelsea in the semifinals of the Champions League. Zidane spoke about the referees and their decisions in the Champions League.
"A lot has been said, but we are not thinking about whether the referees will damage us or not. We believe in them and we will work hard and play to fight for the Champions League trophy." The situation at the club throughout the season is poor.
At any given time, at least a few essential players are out of the machine. Thus, Luka Modrić and Eden Hazard will be in competition for the match with Betis, but Toni Kroos will not be in the team. Mendy is injured also.