Pep Guardiola can wait a long time for Javier Tebas’ apologies. The president of the Spanish Football League is fulminating after the decision of the Arbitral Sports Court (CAS) to cancel the exclusion of Manchester City from the European cups for the next two seasons for violating the rules of financial fair play.
Following this verdict, the manager of Manchester City had demanded an apology from the critics of the club. Tebas is one of them but is camping out on its positions.
“The CAS did things wrong”
“We all know what Manchester City is doing,” he said in an interview with ESPN. When they were punished (by UEFA, editor’s note), there were no surprises for the majority of us who are involved in football. I don’t mean people were happy, but there was a sense of justice against these big club-states, the other being Paris Saint-Germain. However, when the CAS canceled the decision, there were protests – from Klopp, Mourinho – because we all know they are trying to find a way to get around the FFP rules. As Klopp said, it was a bad day for the soccer.”
“Manchester City will be in the Champions League next season not because the CAS has done it wrong, not because City has it right,” he adds. “I would love to see the CAS final judgment. When it will be out and I will read it, I will tell Guardiola what I am convinced, that they did not do things right. They did things wrong at the CAS. ”
A new tackle at PSG
“City, in the last five years, with PSG, has been the club that has spent the most, is still pushing Tebas. City has not recruited with its own resources, as does Manchester United, which bring in money via television or sponsors. They sign with petrodollars, with money obtained by oil from the United Arab Emirates. The club-states in Europe do what they want. Fictitious sponsors, naming rights in the case of Man City. The Etihad stadium is not worth it and it creates a very dangerous economic situation for us. ”