MADRID – Atlético de Madrid has been the first Spanish club to leave the Superliga due to the lack of support from their fans, as they consider that the circumstances for which the club decided last Monday to “no longer exist” join the project along with 11 other teams from Europe.
The Madrid club announced the decision on Wednesday morning after the six English teams that were to be part of the new Super League (Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool) left the project on Tuesday night. in response to criticism from his own fans.
“Atlético de Madrid made the decision last Monday to join this project in response to circumstances that no longer exist today,” Atlético said in an official statement and later added: “For the club, harmony is essential among all the groups that make up the rojiblanca family, especially our fans ”.
No Atlético footballer had publicly expressed himself in this regard, but different sources assure ESPN that the rejection of the Superliga by the squad has also been decisive when making the decision since many players were unhappy with how the events were precipitated since Sunday night.
“The first team’s squad and their coach have shown their satisfaction with the club’s decision, understanding that sporting merits must prevail over any other criteria,” said the rojiblanca entity.
On Sunday night the creation of the European Super League was announced with the aim of creating a tournament that would compete with the Champions League. The objective was to satisfy the financial needs of the founding teams, including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, City, AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan.
The president of Real Madrid led the initiative and Atleti joined the initiative after the offer of the Spanish businessman. Initially, from the Metropolitano the competition was not viewed with bad eyes, but club sources tell ESPN that they did not expect “the rejection” that his decision had.
In fact, many members threatened not to renew their cards and several clubs asked to leave the official club list if participation in the Super League was finally carried out.
Those same sources slip to ESPN that “the ways” in which the events unfolded were not correct.