Sampaoli’s harsh criticism of the Superliga: ‘It is an attack against equality’

Argentine Jorge Sampaoli, Olympique de Marseille coach -the only French club to win a European Cup-, criticized this Thursday the project of the European Super League, which he called an “attack against equality.”

“I do not have the tools to say if it is punishable or not (to the twelve clubs that have supported the Super League). It would be very important that this attack against equality generates a global analysis of what is happening so that, instead of the instances becoming much more separated, they get a little closer, ”Sampaoli said at a press conference.

Former Chile and Argentina coach was congratulated by the fact that Marseille has “unmarked” from the project promoted by the Real Madrid. “The owner (American businessman Frank McCourt) spoke and said he was far from that option.”

The club from the south of France – winner of the European Cup in 1993 – was not among the 12 founders of the Superliga and it was not expected that it would be invited to participate at first, since the place reserved for France was, initially , assigned to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Sampaoli, former Sevilla coach and the Brazilians Santos and Atlético Mineiro, he delved into his criticism of the plan of the richest clubs in Europe. “I think that in the world of football, and in the world in general, the most important issue to solve is inequality and basically the inequality of opportunities. In other words, it does not seem strange to me that a group of economically powerful people has agreed to take away from those who have the least ”, he concluded.