Jean Michel Aulas, president of the Olympique de Lyon, explains in an interview with the newspaper ‘L’Equipe’ that he felt cheated by Andrea Agnelli, until Monday, president of the ECA, during the Super League process.
Aulas says that “we had a meeting of the RCT on Friday morning, UEFA had accepted the ECA’s main request, which was to have a shared governance to manage the European Cups. It was even more incredible to see this project come out of the Super League. We had met two days before with the main clubs, including the twelve at the origin of this Super League, and there had been no opponents ”.
And he continues by stating that “I had tried to call Andrea Agnelli on Sunday and he had not answered me. I spoke it with Ceferin. The disappointment is immense with this man. At least I would have liked him to say, Saturday or Sunday, that something was going to happen. Surely he had good reasons, but we didn’t know them. Create a real basic problem. I have the feeling that I have been deceived ”.
Aulas says that “I was surprised by a project so weak and with improvisation coming from Florentino Pérez, whom I know very well and is very pragmatic, with values. The fact that JP Morganse communicated very quickly on Monday morning to say that they had given a commitment of more than 6,000 million euros, shows that there were coherent things. Later surely there were elements that came to weaken it. I was very surprised to see how this house of cards was falling apart as quickly as it appeared. “
And he ends by assuring that “I had clearly said that we would not be part of it because I believe that this type of organization is not compatible with what the fans want. In soccer, every team should have its chance. It is one of the few sports where everyone can beat everyone. I don’t believe in any private league ”.