Pep Guardiola spoke about the European Super League in a press conference ahead of Man City vs Aston Villa. It’s safe to say he’s not impressed.
“A few hours before the statement was released, I think like my other colleagues,” said Pep, about when he found out about the new plan.
“They told me there was going to be a statement released. The statement is still there but no-one speaks clearly with more details what is going to happen. We are still in this position.”
He said he doesn't have all the information about the plot but said that it didn’t seem like sport, not having to qualify for it.
“If you ask me about these teams that have been selected for this hypothetical competition in the future, I don't know the reason why. Sport? It is not sport when the relation between effort and success and reward doesn't exist,” he explained.
“It is not a sport. It is not a sport if success is already guaranteed. It is not a sport if it doesn't matter if you lose. That's why I said many times that I want the best competitions as strong as possible - especially the Premier League - and it is not fair when one team fights to arrive at the top and after cannot qualify because the success is already guaranteed just for a few clubs.
“This statement is what I feel. I don't know what is going to change and people say maybe four or five teams can go up and join these teams but what happens in the 14 or 15 don't have a good season and every time they are there? This is not a sport.”