Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini supported the failed project of the European Super League today and advocated for changes in Italian football. The Super League was launched in April, but failed within 48 hours after great pressure from fans, media and football organizations.
The English clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, first gave up on the idea, and then Atletico Madrid, Milan and Inter.
Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona are the only ones who still do not give up that project.
Kjellini is one of the few players who has publicly supported the idea.
“I have talked about this with the president in recent years … The future of football is increasingly moving towards a European approach in relation to national leagues. With all due respect, the Juventus player wants to play those games. Athletes of our level, but also fans, want to see more a match at the European level. We have reached a point of no return, “Kjellini said in an interview with DAZN.
The idea of the Super League was to separate from the Champions League and lead its own competition of 20 teams. Fifteen invited clubs from the five richest European football leagues would have protected status, while the remaining five seats would be open to other clubs.
“Institutions, clubs and players must meet and reform the calendar and create new competitions in order to restart this sport, which is still the most beautiful in the world, but it can be improved,” Kjellini said.
“In the United States, who are masters at things like this, they have made Super Leagues in every sport,” he added.
Chiellini also supports plans to reduce the number of Serie A teams from 20 to 18 in order to reduce the number of home games in the crowded football calendar.
“We should have 18 teams in Serie A. We could even go back to 16, but I think 18 is the right number to raise competitiveness again and give more space to matches at the European level,” Kjellini said.
“The world is moving forward and we must not rule out change. I think it is essential to find people who can talk together about how to improve football. There is no dialogue at the moment and we are heading towards an unsustainable situation for all of us. Even fans can feel it.” , he concluded.