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Villarreal president Roig: “Florentino is selfish and only thinks about Real Madrid”

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The Villarreal president hits out against the Super League

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Villarreal president Fernando Roig has spoken out against Real Madrid president Florentino Perez over the attempted formation of the Super League, according to El Partidazo de COPE.

“Florentino is selfish and only thinks about Real Madrid. Villarreal does not need Florentino to come to save it.”

This comes after Perez, who was appointed as Super League chairman, had a bombshell interview with El Chiringuito the other day regarding the formation of the 12-club breakaway league.

Perez defended the formation of the controversial league saying that it would “save football” given the financial circumstances the big clubs have endured during the pandemic. Perez also said that youth interest in football was waning and suggested actions such as possibly shortening matches as one way to gain interest back.

Since then, the backlash against the Super League has been loud enough to cause all of the English clubs involved to back out. The formation of the Super League is now suspended until further notice and those still involved are reportedly looking to “reshape” the initial plans.

It’s no surprise that other La Liga presidents such as Roig are hitting out against Perez given the immense controversy that was risen from the Super League plans. Roig also claims that none of the three Spanish clubs involved contacted him or Villarreal about the league’s formation in a previous interview with Radio MARCA.

Valencia president Anil Murthy has also spoken out against the Super League saying “football is not dead, the Super League will puncture the bubble.”

For now, these minds can be eased a bit as the plans are on indefinite hold. But, no doubt, there will be plenty of reactions from fellow Spanish club presidents on Perez’s actions and comments involving the attempted Super League.