Rummenigge says Bayern, BVB & PSG were not invited to the Super League: "No, none of us knew about this contract. The SL was set up in a legally & financially professional way - with just one mistake: they underestimated the reaction of the rest of the football family" [BamS]
Rummenigge: "If I had found out something about it before, I would have tried with all my power to prevent the Super League, together with our friends from Dortmund and Paris, among others."
Rummenigge: "FC Bayern is not available for such an event. We all have a clear stance here: You cannot separate yourself from the football family by organizing your own event at the expense of others."
Rummenigge on why the Super League failed: "Because this project was met with such great rejection. Another important fact was that 3 big European clubs, Paris, Bayern & Dortmund, were not on board. Without the three of us, the Super League would not have been exclusively super"
Rummenigge: "Aleksander Ceferin. He did a great job. In one day he put in an effort of work that I have never seen before. He has spoken to all the major shareholders in football, to all major leagues, national associations and politicians"
Rummenigge: "Ceferin recently talked about rebuilding a unit and moving forward together. The most important thing is that the clubs have recognized their mistake and are ready to step back into the football family without any ifs or buts and to stand by it for always"
Rummenigge on Pérez persisting with the idea: "I know Florentino, he is a proud Spaniard and president of probably the most famous club in the world. He's a highly intelligent person with whom you can speak sensibly. It will be important to build a bridge through dialogue"
Are you breaking your friendship with Agnelli?

Rummenigge: "Andrea comes from a different generation and is a different type of person than me. I played football myself and always felt obliged to it - not exclusively to money."
Rummenigge: "We've all made a big mistake, whether it's Real, Barça, Juve, City, Bayern or Dortmund: every year we have increased spending on player wages and paid higher transfer fees - because we had a common demon called the transfer market."
Rummenigge: "Corona harmed us all, some more, some less. We have to draw the conclusions from this. We now have to start a joint initiative in Europe, which should read: Do not inflate the costs even further, but reduce them!"
Rummenigge: "We have to reduce player wages and agent fees. And we have to consider a wage cap in Europe like in the US"
Rummenigge: "The Super League thing is over. It might even have been a good thing that we saw this whole circus, which upset the whole world. It has led to the fact that business people, who are very numerous in football, have understood that football is more than just business"
Rummenigge on the #UCL reform: "I can say with full conviction that what the UEFA Executive Committee decided to reform on Monday will help the Champions League to become even better."
Rummenigge: "The new format of the group stage makes the whole competition much more exciting and emotional, also because it is much more difficult for the big clubs"

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