“I can give my opinion of what I know today but I do not know anymore – that is the reality.
“It is not a sport where the relation between effort and success does not exist. It is not a sport where success is already guaranteed, it is not a sport where it doesn’t matter when you lose.
“But at the moment it is only a statement, and no more than that. I would love the president of this committee to explain to the whole world why they took the decision.
“I don’t know why these specific teams have been selected and going to play this competition.
“I have said many times, I want the best and strongest competition possible, especially the Premier League.
“And it’s not fair if one team fights to make it to the top and then cannot qualify because success is just guaranteed for a few clubs.”