FIGC President Gabriele Gravina slammed the ‘clumsy’ Super League project, but warns cutting costs isn’t going to solve the crisis at the heart of football.
While UEFA have not yet decided how to punish those who attempted the breakaway league, including Juventus, Milan and Inter, the reasons for the coup have not been resolved either.
“In the space of 48 hours we were assailed with continual attacks that we had to rebuff, because Italy was one of the countries that could’ve handed itself over to this clumsy project,” Gravina told Formiche.net in collaboration with Standard Football.
“What happened was an opportunity, and it still is today, for us to ask ourselves what we need to do in order to preserve the future of football.”
While costs are spiralling, Gravina insists a salary cap is not going to solve everything.
“We cannot develop through salary cuts, we need a greater distribution of resources with a local at the base of the whole system. The pandemic saw 200,000 fewer registered sportspeople registered with the FIGC, meaning we will have fewer young people playing football, so we must do everything to sustain sport in general.”