Ferran Soriano: ‘We made a mistake and we apologize’

The executive president of the Manchester
City, Ferran
Soriano, apologized to the fans for the “disappointment, frustration and anguish” caused by the club’s participation in the Super league

City were the first of the 12 founders to officially withdraw from the competition on Tuesday amid a storm of protests from fans, players and the British government, and the other five English clubs quickly followed suit.

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said on Wednesday that the Superliga could no longer go ahead after the withdrawal of English clubs, but Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez insisted the project was not dead.

“I am sorry that it took a little time, but the circumstances have been somewhat exceptional,” Soriano told British media in a letter to his followers. “When we make decisions, we do so with the best intentions for the club. However, in making that decision, we do not remember the unbreakable link between the passion of our fans and the right to have the opportunity to achieve success.

“The board deeply regrets having made a decision that lost sight of the club’s historical values. We made a mistake and we sincerely apologize for the disappointment, frustration and anguish caused by the last 72 hours. “

Soriano said the club’s owners, president, board of directors and staff were committed to ensuring the well-being of the pyramids of English and European football. “We will seize the opportunity to regain the full trust of stakeholders and the football family at large,” he added.