Gerhard Pique was one of many large names of the day regardless of not enjoying resulting from damage Barcelona‘s recreation at Camp Nou vs Cadiz. The defender is, together with Luis Rubialesthe protagonist of the audios revealed by El Confidencial talks concerning the group of the Tremendous Cup in Saudi Arabia. Because of this, the Azulgrana has determined to look and provide its standpoint on this controversy.
This was the intervention of Gerard Piqu
Why does Kosmos solely seem in an annex to the contract?
Kosmos helps Sela and we’re paid by Sela and never by the RFEF. I do not know the way it works by way of attorneys and contracts. I perceive it is a part of Sela’s contract, however that is dealt with by our attorneys. The contract exists and even whether it is an addendum, it’s within the contract.
Will Kosmos and RFEF cost much less if Actual Madrid or Barcelona do not take part?
I believe there’s a penalty if Actual Madrid or Barcelona do not take part, however there was one. It is as much as the individuals of Saudi Arabia to verify they become involved. Since they’re sporting deserves, if there isn’t any punishment.
Do you assume another person might have carried out the negotiations? After the audios got here out, do you remorse it?
It may very well be sure, however understanding the connection I’ve with the President, I perceive it ought to have been me. I do not remorse it, I believe we did an excellent job. We have accomplished a fantastic job and I do not assume we have accomplished something unsuitable, legally or morally.
Within the Tremendous Cup after Arabia, is soccer extra concerning the cash or the followers? Do you assume it’s moral to take it the place human rights will not be revered?
It belongs to the followers, however the followers are all around the world. Bringing it alongside makes it attainable for everybody to expertise it dwell. The fan would not simply come from the identical nation. There are international golf equipment. Taking soccer with you in every single place helps to have extra followers. For the remaining, the RFEF is the duel of the competitors, my opinion counts for little.
Did the membership find out about these negotiations?
Bartomeu was actually conscious, as in different issues.
Do you see a return to the nationwide group as a risk?
I already mentioned it with Ibai. 99.9% no.
An settlement that helps humble soccer
Because of this settlement, the First RFEF, Second RFEF or Third RFEF groups can have some instruments that they in any other case wouldn’t have.
Do not you assume the battle of curiosity might come from the opposite aspect, from the RFEF?
We’re in a tradition the place it’s at all times assumed that there’s a hidden agenda. Simply because 100,000 individuals or 1,000 persons are doing it does not imply everyone seems to be doing it. Do you assume that the President of the RFEF will say something to an arbitrator due to such an settlement? In opposition to Actual Sociedad B, in opposition to Andorra we misplaced with 9 males and a penalty. The president has to battle to make as a lot cash as attainable. If he succeeds, he deserves it. That occurs in each firm. I will not hand over something I take pleasure in. I by no means stopped doing something due to what individuals say. i do know what i did
What are the explanations for beginning this sort of enterprise?
I did not do it for the cash, I might spend my complete life mendacity on a sofa doing nothing. On this society, making a living means success and I need to achieve success in all the things I do. With these 40 million you pay loads to these concerned, but in addition to many golf equipment beneath. The Italian Tremendous Cup was once held in Saudi Arabia and so they get seven million for the same competitors. With the format change, they pay us 40 million as a result of we now have the semifinals and the ultimate with three games.
When Florentino’s audios got here out, he was very lively in getting individuals speaking about it. Is not it contradictory to complain?
I’ve not complained to El Confidencial. If they’ve these audios, it is regular for them to take them out. I inspired them to launch these audios as a result of it is a particular medium, however I used to be against them being launched. Kosmos refused to launch her.
Who may very well be the individual concerned about releasing these audios?
I will not title anybody as a result of the judiciary will say so once they show it. Journalists can try this too.
The groups’ cache
I do not set the costs. I got here from a number of conversations the place I knew the proportion that may very well be given to every membership. I attempt to make it clear to him that I’ve the concept that there’s one other means.
Will you are taking authorized motion in opposition to whoever acquired the audios?
Sure, I believe the President has already accomplished that.
Have you ever spoken to Rubiales?
Sure, as a result of he anxious about what individuals would say. I advised him that we now have to be very quiet. I’d put my hand within the fireplace as a result of he did not take a job on the sidelines, he is trustworthy and noble, I will put my hand within the fireplace for him. I do not know what’s going to come out. I consider there’s some discuss of the King Emeritus, though I do not know him. Possibly I requested him if he might assist us.
Do you assume they’re taking motion in opposition to Piqu?
I do not assume there’s a marketing campaign in opposition to me, they needed to search for the President of RFEF and located this. They stole the audios from him. After all it is stunning. It is not frequent for a participant to be concerned in these kind of offers, however that is as a result of the participant is often not concerned in these items. i prefer it and that i take pleasure in it.
If all the things is so pure, why wasn’t it counted?
There are a lot of agreements which might be made and never defined, not in useless however as a result of they don’t seem to be defined. I am right here for the joy. I consider that within the RFEF assembly, the President will reveal the numbers and there shall be approval. It is not like something was accomplished in secret. It went by means of the steps it ought to do. The Copa del Rey remaining is in Seville and it’s not defined. However in 2019 the information broke, individuals knew about it. That is why I do not perceive the joy three years later. It has gone by means of all of the procedures.
If a Madrid participant did it, is he chasing you or the RFEF?
Each case is completely different, so I do not need to put myself of their place. It’s apparent that this can be a malicious leak and it’s information that was already information a number of years in the past.
Are there different offers with the RFEF?
Formally, we obtain the order from Sela, a Saudi Arabian authorities firm. In no case will we cost from the RFEF. I’ve no enterprise relationship with the RFEF.
The joke about Atltico
Atletico’s remark is a pub remark taken out of context. We are saying that as a result of I believe Rubiales is from Madrid. What is admittedly unlawful is taking out the sound. Anybody would really feel damage if an audio was stolen.
Promotion of Andorra
A letter arrives from the RFEF saying that whoever takes on this debt will take that seat. We confirmed our curiosity to RFEF, there have been different groups however from the Catalan group we have been the one ones who did. The method could be very clear and really clear.
The leak of the audios
El Confidencial known as me three days in the past to say issues will come out three days in the past. It’s very authorized. Whether or not that is morally appropriate is debatable. The one factor unlawful is taking some audios and posting them out of curiosity. That is what actually sucks. This information got here out in 2019, and the task had already been mentioned. it wasn’t information and now it’s. I will not title anybody, least of all Tebas, we do issues with the league too. We additionally do issues with them and with UEFA. We deliver enterprise alternatives and everyone seems to be . I’ve no drawback explaining it.
Good relationship with Rubiales
I’ll name Rubi that as a result of I’ve an excellent relationship with him, he was my president once I was enjoying for the nationwide group. I’ve an excellent relationship with Busquets, Alba and Nacho. I understand how to sever a industrial settlement with enjoying soccer. I’ll by no means ask for assist in my life, nor will they offer it to me. A commerce settlement is not going to have an effect on me. That is simply bullshit for bullshit’s sake.
Do you assume it’s ethical to barter instantly and set the charges?
What’s the battle of curiosity? Charges are audio out of context, it’s determined by the RFEF and I’m simply serving to them search for a system that is smart to them. That is a 100% RFEF choice. I am simply making an attempt to assist him. What different conflicts can there be? A industrial drawback has nothing to do with an issue on the pitch. I deliver the RFEF an opportunity. They go from 120,000 euros to 40 million. Will the referees whistle higher?
Does the RFEF come to you or does Kosmos suggest it?
We now have superb connections within the Center East, not solely in Saudi Arabia. Individuals advised us they needed to host official soccer competitions and after we noticed the panorama we determined to talk to Rubiales to see in the event that they is perhaps concerned about transferring the Tremendous Cup there. We now have additionally proposed from Kosmos to alter the format of an official and essential competitors. It may very well be extra fascinating. The president appreciated the thought, I believe it is a success in perspective. Now persons are tremendous hooked on the Tremendous Cup. I bear in mind going to Tangier to play one, which is one thing utterly completely different. By accepting the change, we’re signing a mandate to look outdoors for choices. Saudi Arabia wasn’t the one one, we spoke to Miami, that they had a proposal from Qatar.
Is the fee the conventional one?
On this planet we function in, 10% is customary and comparatively low. You possibly can change for 15% or 20%. It is a quantity in step with what all businesses cost for this sort of administration.
The format change will happen in 2020. With out this modification, Actual Madrid would not take part and would find yourself successful. Inform me if in these three years you’ll be able to see in the event that they helped us or in the event that they helped me within the discipline.
The efficiency began with many issues with the sound and Gerard Piqu disconnected to strive once more.
I summoned 35 journalists from all media and I’ve nothing to cover, all the things we did is authorized. We’ll speak about it calmly. I’ll state my aspect concerning the battle of curiosity. It is not that I do not cover, it is that I am proud as a result of we did a spectacular job. I need to be requested to get to the purpose.
The listening to is imminent
Considerably late in comparison with the scheduled time, Gerard Piqu begins his efficiency wherein he’ll clarify all the things that occurred across the audios with Luis Rubiales that El Confidencial has revealed concerning the group of the Spanish Supercup in Saudi Arabia.