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Marotta: ‘Super League act of desperation'

Posted On: 2 Aug 2021   |   Posted By: Football Italia

Inter director Beppe Marotta describes the Super League as ‘an act of desperation' from 12 clubs that was ‘not rational or logical, but did send a signal.'
The announcement of the breakaway league took everyone by surprise and the entire project had crumbled within 48 hours, with all but three clubs pulling out.
Only Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid remain, but the others - including Inter and Milan - reaffirmed their fealty to UEFA.
“It was an act of desperation from 12 clubs in reaction to a concept that lacked sustainability,” Marotta said on stage at the Foglio Sportivo event today.
“These clubs, who are among the most exposed on the European stage, realised that after the pandemic, the debts were growing.
“So there was this move, made in a way that was not exactly rational or logical, but it did send a signal. Today the Italian and European football model does not work: the institutions must intervene to create a sustainable model.
“The pandemic only intensified the difficult situation that the world...

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