Javier Tebas attended an event organized by 'La Gazzetta dello Sport' and discussed topics such as the biennial World Cup, the European Superleague, Messi's departure, or the economy of different leagues.
LaLiga president rejects the idea of a biennial World Cup, because it "interferes with the domestic leagues", as well as claiming that "we should decide all together".
Tebas confessed that he asked Agnelli if he wanted to join a league where Real Madrid and Barcelona would earn more money than Juventus: "The Superleague risk is always high. The clubs need an economic stability".
When asked about Messi's departure from Barcelona, the president claimed that it wasn't his or LaLiga's fault.
"We need rules, without rules we would all be like PSG, a club that earns 400 million euros and spends 600 in salaries. It is not our fault that Messi didn't extend his contract with Barça, we have a salary cap and that is what makes LaLiga sustainable", he said during the event.
Tebas insisted once again that Messi's departure wasn't his "fault" and said that "football needs rules". Tebas also believes that Serie A is more similar to the Premier League than LaLiga because of "the people, the passion, the GDP, ...".
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