Newcastle United's Joelinton delivers brilliant response when asked about failed European Super League plans
Newcastle United forward Joelinton has delivered an impassioned response after plans for a European Super League collapsed.
A week ago today, twelve European clubs – including Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham – announced their intentions to join a breakaway league.
However, due to the disgust and outrage across the footballing community, those English clubs withdrew from the proposal a little over 48 hours later.
Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan also stepped away, leaving just Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus as the remaining ‘founding members’.
Newcastle were among the 14 Premier League clubs outside the ‘Big Six’ to strongly oppose to the Super League farce.
And when Joelinton was asked about the proposal, the Brazilian provided a heartfelt response.
He told NUFCTV: “In my opinion, the Super League is not a good thing for football. I think it would only benefit the big clubs – those that were involved in it.
"Football isn’t just made up by big clubs, football is so much more than that. There are so many teams and so many fans, so its cancellation was the best option.
"There are things that could change – but change for everybody, not just benefiting the big clubs.
"Football is made up by the fans, people who love the club – like the children of Newcastle wanting to see their team in the Champions League and dream of becoming a footballer and playing in such a competition.
"I don’t think the Super League made much sense.”