UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin will work without holding back to reestablish focused adjust to European club football, he told the European football governing body’s yearly Congress on Monday.
He, be that as it may, said that he couldn’t guarantee an arrival to the days when groups from Eastern Europe could dream of winning the leader Champions League rivalry.
European club football has turned out to be progressively commanded by a modest bunch of tip top clubs and the Champions League has incorporated some embarrassingly uneven matches this season.
The round of 16 first-leg ties played for this present month highlighted two matches finishing in 5-0 score lines and one 4-0.
“We must dare to rethink our models, in particular to establish greater competitive balance, one of the greatest challenges facing the future and present of football,” Ceferin said.
“The club game still requires our serious attention. We must dream big, but I cannot promise you the moon because I am not a merchant of dreams and I am not a politician.
“I will fight tooth and nail to introduce measures which restore some balance, but I cannot claim that this will result in a club such as Steaua Bucharest or Red Star Belgrade being next to have their name engraved on Champions League trophy.”
“UEFA is not a bank, Switzerland has enough banks already. What is the point in generating record-breaking revenues, if it is just an accumulation of wealth?” Ceferin asked.
Also, he warned of competition from e-sports.
“We face competition from other sports and other activities that capture the imagination of the next generation,” he said.
“E-sports and video games are all our competitors; the world our youngsters inhabit is as virtual as it is global. We would be naive not to notice that.”