PSG Hit Back at Javier Tebas' Comments Following Lionel Messi's Transfer

By Amreen
Javier Tebas hit out at PSG after they signed Lionel Messi
Javier Tebas hit out at PSG after they signed Lionel Messi / FRANCK FIFE/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain have hit back at LaLiga president, Javier Tebas, after he called the Paris team "enemies" and "as dangerous as the Super League".

Tebas, 59, launched a stinging attack on PSG after the Ligue 1 side signed Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi in the summer, and said the club “looks like the league of legends given the age of some players”.

PSG have now responded to Tebas, hitting out at his statements, and said: "Time after time, you allow yourself to publicly attack the French League, our Club, our players – together with players of other Clubs – and the fans of French football; while constantly posting insulting and defamatory statements insinuating that we do not conform to the football financial regulations, amongst other unsubstantiated statements.

"Indeed, year after year, it will not have escaped your attention that we comply with UEFA and French regulations, including those of the DNCG. It is worth noting that the French League did not, like your League, wait until recent years to take actions and put in place strong financial regulations."

Tebas also claimed that PSG posed a greater threat to European football than the breakaway European Super League to which PSG were quick to respond, pointing out that Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid were three of the founding members of the hugely unpopular proposal.

"I would add these attacks are unhelpful in the context of institutions and clubs across European football focusing every energy on finding common solutions to the problems facing football," the statement continued.

"That is, of course, except the three ESL clubs, two of which are in your League. I am quite surprised you are not focusing more of your attention on the two clubs in your League that remain steadfast focused on breaking up your League, and European football as a whole."

PSG, along with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, rejected an invitation to join the breakaway league last season.