SILVIO BERLUSCONI certainly did not enjoy the defeats of Juventus and Roma in the Champions League earlier this week.
Berlusconi said that he roots for Italian teams in the European competitions when Milan are not there and this week wasn’t a successful one for Serie A sides as between Roma, Juventus (CL), Fiorentina, Torino, Napoli and Inter (EL), only 2 sides managed to win. Moreover, the Giallorossi were humiliated by Bayern Munich at the Olimpico, losing 7-1, while the Old Lady suffered a 1-0 defeat to Olympiakos the following day.
“The defeats of Roma and Juventus, in particular that of Roma, depreciate the values of Italian football,” President Berlusconi is quoted as saying on il Corriere della Sera on Friday. “The parameters for clubs are lowered. Not only that, you also lose positions in the European ranking. A defeat like that of Roma, devalues a player that plays in our league. After a defeat such as the 7-1, one of the players in our league can get a value that’s 1/14 of a player that plays in the German league.” (continue reading…)