President Aurelio de Laurentiis made it clear that he is against all UEFA competitions and that the major leagues need to come together to create a new competition.
The president of Naples, Aurelius of Laurentiischarged against the UEFA by the “fake” European competitions like the Conference Leagueopened the door to a new European competition and claimed not to want to sign African players because of the Africa Cup.
always controversial, By Laurentiis He left no puppet with a head. The film producer attended the ‘Wall Street Italia’ program from Monday to Tuesday to address different issues related to football and finances.
In his statements, the ‘partenopeo’ president made it clear that he is against all the competitions of the UEFA and that the major leagues need to come together to create a new competition.
“We idiots lend ourselves to playing about fifty games a year. The five major leagues have to have their own tournament. Enough of these fake competitions like Champions, Europa League and Conference League. We need to create competitions that are played for a week between the top five European championships,” he said.
“I was against the super league, because it was an invitation-only competition. There were privileged people who invited others. The Conference it’s stupid. The youngsters are abandoning us because the championship is fake and it is not more competitive,” she added.
Nor is he excited about the idea of this next Qatar World Cup 2022. blame the FIFA to put it in November and believes it will be like having two leagues: “It is the state (qatar) the one who pays the galactic salaries of the PSG because it continues to extract oil. And therefore they had the power to postpone the World Cup to November, making life very difficult for the club: this year it will be like playing two championships.”
In addition, the president assured that he will not sign any more African players, a few days after the Senegalese kalidou koulibaly sign for him Chelsea.
“I am not going to sign any more African footballers. I will do it only if they give up the Africa Cup, because then we do not have them available. We pay their salary so that they go to play in the middle of the championship, “he snapped.
Finally, the Italian president revealed that the Naples He is “licking his wounds” because of the pandemic: “We have lost 200 million euros in the last two years.”
However, the investment funds see the ‘azzurro’ club as a good business opportunity, although By Laurentiisat 73 years old, does not contemplate a sale.
“I am chased by funds that want to buy Naples. The Americans offered me 900 million to sell the club in the past. But I still enjoy it and I don’t want to retire. I want to be the twelfth man on the field,” he said.