The European Super League has put players like Tottenham striker Harry Kane in an “extremely difficult position”.
That is the view of former White Hart Lane number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the possibility of players being banned from playing for their country as a result of the prospective reforms to European football.
Spurs announced on Sunday night that they plan to join a new European Super League with clubs from England, Spain and Italy.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 18, 2021
AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid have also signed up as ‘founding members’.
As quoted by the BBC, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin yesterday condemned the aforementioned clubs and claimed players who played in the competition would be “banned from the World Cup and Euros”.
When asked if the likes of England captain Harry Kane would attempt to leave his club as a result of this potential action, Robinson told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs:
“It is an extremely difficult position for players to be in. If your employers decide to put you in a competition and you turn round and decide not to play, you are in breach of contract.
“It is a really awkward situation for players. I do not think it should be left for players.
“If I was Kane or anyone else, I would want to play for my country. It’s what you dream about.
“I do not think it will get to that though. There is enough governing bodies opposed to this who can put in sanctions and laws to stop this going through. They can stop this league from happening.”