Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez said the European Super League was created “to save football”.

Real who intend to establish a new midweek competition are one of the 12 European clubs who have signed up to the breakaway league.

This development is a response to the reactions that have taken place after the announcement of the plan.

He has given reasons further reasons why the ESL should come to stay. The reason this time is that the move had been made because young people are “no longer interested in football” because of “a lot of poor quality games”.

Speaking further, he said, “Whenever there is change, there are always people who oppose it,”

He also disclosed that the solution to the problem of the top teams losing money is that big-name matches would help increase their revenue.

Perez while speaking on Spanish TV show El Chiringuito de Jugones, stated that

“We are doing this to save football at this critical moment,”

“If we continue with the Champions League there is less and less interest and then it’s over.

“The new format which starts in 2024 is absurd. In 2024, we are all dead.”