CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – In an interview with The Gazzetta dello Sport, Jean-Michel Aulas has once again pestered against the decision of the authorities in france do not resume the League season 1. “It is dramatic”, says the boss of the OL, who would have found “logic” to see his team qualified for the quarter-C1 before returning to face Juventus in Turin.
Jean-Michel Aulas did not budge. Always also gone up against the non-recovery of the season in Ligue 1, was halted permanently because of the pandemic of Covid-19, the boss of the OL continues to shout at the scandal. But this time, he decided to do it… abroad. And more precisely in Italy, where the Serie A has made its big return last weekend. Interviewed by The Gazzetta dello Sport this Tuesday, “JMA” speaks of a real “aberration“.
“The situation is anachronistic, with instances of football which depend on the UEFA, but which do not comply with the guidelines databelieves Aulas. This is incomprehensible. The same in Portugal or Russia, the football took over. With us, there were only ten games to play(…) UEFA had been smart in inviting to caution. Not France. It may be that individual interests, linked notably to relégations and european markets, have been privileged.”
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Always about the stop of the season, Aulas ensures that the OL is going to lose “more than 100 million euros“. “In the end, it are always the big clubs who clink glasses. The PSG estimates its losses at more than 200 million euros. The system football will lose 1.2 billion euros. It is dramatic. It may be that UEFA would have had to threaten more severe sanctions against countries that do not follow its directives…“, bitch the president of lyon, which struggles to focus on the eighth of finale return of League of the champions face Juventus in August (1-0 at the round). Remains to be seen if he will play in Turin.
“UEFA will decide in mid-July, everything will depend on the health situation, explains Aulas. I trust Andrea Agnelli (president of Juve, editor’s NOTE). After, when we see that the quarters will be played on a match is dry, it could be logical to think that the OL is already qualified for the suite. But we are for fair play and we will accept the return. Juve will be super favorite, it will in shape. Even if Cristiano Ronaldo does not appear at the top (…) We will try to prepare better, even if we don’t know if we will be able to play friendly matches. In August, we should get Depay. Everything is possible in football. But perhaps before I go to make a tour to Lourdes…”
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