Former Tottenham Hotspur captain Graham Roberts has a feeling that the European Super League will not simply disappear, telling This Is Futbol that everything is in place for the breakaway.
Spurs were one of the six clubs, along with Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea, proposing the breakaway league, prior to the amazing events of Tuesday, as each English club pulled out.
The u-turn has come on the back of fierce fan protest, with Chelsea supporters travelling to Stamford Bridge and actually blocking the team bus prior to their game against Brighton, which ended 0-0.
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Roberts accepts that all supporters – be they fans of the top six or not – are united in rebelling against the idea, but he does not think that the league will go away, such is the desire of owners, including Joe Lewis at Spurs, to continually line their own pockets.
Speaking exclusively to TIF, the Spurs legend said: “I would say that all the fans are definitely together on this but I don’t think it’s going to go away. I think it’ll be there and I think, deep down, it might happen.
“I think that these owners are just looking to get as much money as they can.”
There has been almost universal derision to the plans, and it remains to be seen if the six clubs hold their nerve as they attempt to change European football forever.