West Ham United boss David Moyes didn’t hold back today when discussing the recently failed plans for a new European Super League, as quoted by Football.London.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez’s brainchild is now dead in the water before it even got going.
And that’s great news for every single football fan.
The Scot has little old West Ham flying high in fifth spot. We could jump up to fourth with a win over Chelsea tomorrow evening.
And the Premier League’s so-called elite ‘big six’ clearly didn’t like that.
Nor did the European super powers crippled by debt – Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The sheer arrogance and greed displayed by the so-called footballing superpowers really was incomprehensible and the normal football fan just could not relate to their rationale.
European Super League plans hammered by David Moyes
West Ham have a real chance to disrupt the status quo this season.
The ESL would have effectively stopped teams like the Hammers enjoying any kind of success on the very biggest stage at some point in the future.
And Moyes let rip when asked by reporters this afternoon about the failed plans for the European Super League, as quoted by Football.London:
“I have been really disappointed with the clubs involved in it. It is the people’s game it is not for billionaires and people have shown exactly what it means to them. The supporters have been a credit and stood up and said ‘no we are not having this’ it shows the power of the people.“
Moyes then went on to criticise the way in which some of the so-called ‘big six’ spend without any kind of responsibility or sustainability:
“The other side of it we have to understand that football doesn’t have an awful lot of money about and we continually hear a lot about transfer fees when the clubs don’t have the money. There are a lot of football clubs who are skint at this moment in time and maybe that is the reason why they thought about it. If ever there was going to be a time to fix football it was during the pandemic. Stop overspending, stop paying agents too much money, look after the lower league clubs but it looks like we have done the opposite. But I hope we go back and remember it is the sport for the people.”
Good on you Dave.
He’s absolutely spot on as well.
These clubs need to realise that they cannot change the history and very fabric of the beautiful game in the hope of purely filling their pockets or eradicating debts.
The ESL failing to get started was a victory for every single football fan on the planet.
David Moyes himself is clearly one of those. And the West Ham boss summed it up perfectly today as to why these incredibly selfish billionaire owners are completely out of touch with reality.