- Nasser Al-Khelaifi has made a scathing remark about Real Madrid, accusing them of trying to kill a competition they won
- Al-Khelaifi and Real Madrid have not seen eye-to-eye following the latter's main role in the failed European Super League competition
- Despite Madrid's attempt to break away from the UEFA Champions League, the White Angels edged Liverpool to clinch Europe's premier club competition
Paris Saint-Germain president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi has slammed Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid for attempting to kill the 'soul of football' with the failed European Super League competition.
Real Madrid, who earned their record-extending 14th UEFA Champions League crown, fronted the infamous European Super League (ESL), a few months before their triumph.
Despite the Spanish club's firm stance on pushing for the failed ESL breakaway, the Los Blancos defied all odds to annex Europe's premier club competition at the expense of Liverpool in Paris.
Revisiting the sensitive topic of the closed-shop competition, PSG chief Al-Khelaifi, who has kicked against the Super League since its conception, believes the Super League would have spelt doom for football.
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"I respect the big clubs. Real Madrid deserved the Champions League: they celebrated it for days and then they want to kill it," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"I like to see Ajax in the semi-finals, Tottenham in the final. I remember with emotion PSG's first outings in Europe, in Salzburg with the bare-chested fans freezing.
"It is the soul of football. It is unfair to deny it with a closed league. We will not let that happen." Al-Khelaifi stressed.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi and other PSG top officials tried to attack referees after dramatic loss to Real Madrid
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi was furious and stormed the referee's dressing room and broke equipment after their game against Real Madrid.
The French club were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League by Carlo Ancelotti's side at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid on Wednesday night.
According to football.fr, Al-Khelaifi and PSG Sporting Director Leonardo went to the referees' locker room after the game and reportedly had "aggressive behaviour".
Source: Sports Brief News