‘Nothing is as it used to be,’ says Florentino Perez, head of Real Madrid, who is calling for dramatic improvements to the football system. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has called for urgent improvements to the football system in response to the financial problems created by COVID-19.
“Nothing is going to be as it was before. The pandemic obliges us to make football more competitive. We must innovate and look for formulas to ensure football remains attractive. Everyone is arguing for the remodeling of world football,” he said.
The [games] are saturated, and our fans, who are the most valuable thing we’ve got, are suffering.
“Football reform cannot wait. The biggest clubs in Europe have millions of fans spread across the world. We have the responsibility to fight for this change.”