Ángel Torres: “How will clubs that use an ERTE justify their transfers?”

first_imgThe Federation has communicated the teams that will play European competitions. What do you think?They have made a list that no one has asked for. They have no competition. UEFA has extended the deadline for requesting their license and they are the best behaving.And that in their day they had it with you for refusing to play in Milan …Then they congratulated me on that brave decision. UEFA, the Secretary of State for Sport and almost everyone except our Federation.What would be your solution?You cannot start a competition without having finished the previous one. UEFA has suspended the Euro Cup and is ready to do the same with its competitions. Everything is easy for the leagues to finish.What if you can’t play again in the medium term?We want to play and we have all the dates. You win and lose on the field. When the authorities decide. If LaLiga ends today we are fourth, there are no more. UEFA will not allow any team from federations that have not finished their competition to play their competitions. In Europe it is played at the invitation of UEFA, but here some enlightened have not heard anything.Is it true that you will request a tiebreaker if LaLiga is terminated?That is false. If there is to suspend a League that is the one of the next season.Are you still ruling out ERTE even if this situation continues?We are not going to do an ERTE in any way and I do not understand that there are clubs that use it.Why do you think it has happened?I prefer not to criticize colleagues who have done it, but it is nonsense. We did not go to bankruptcy, but there is a regulation that we all approve as the solution to the problems from which soccer came. Five years later, they already want to resort to public aid and take these measures.What reasons are there? None. Especially to act in such a hurry. Ten days after being stopped, ERTE was already being used.Will you take other measures?We do not want to harm any employee. We are a healthy club.What losses have you estimated?It is difficult to know. It would be more serious if more games cannot be played. We are not a big box office club because we have the almost complete stadium with the subscribers who would have to return the part corresponding to the games that they are not going to enjoy.You are making very brave decisions.Refusing to play in Milan seemed crazy and in the end everyone agreed with me. Not lowering wages or performing an ERTE is a matter of consistency. We are healthy and will honor our commitments.Have they caught your attention?Look, I don’t shut up even under the water and I go all the way to defend my own when I think I’m right. Everyone should do what they want, but it is nonsense for football clubs to use public measures designed for other sectors that are having a very hard time.You would start playing behind closed doors. How do you see it?Playing behind closed doors is unfair to fans who pay and are excited about soccer. I don’t like it, but it is the least bad solution. At least the fans will be able to watch it on TV and disconnect as far as possible from the disease, stop talking about deaths to watch a game. I just want it to be played if there are guarantees for everyone and I repeat that the important thing is health and Getafe will do what the Ministry of Health orders.How could you play from June 30 with players who end their contract?The contracts are signed seasonally, they do not have an expiration date of June 30. I understand the concern of those who have many transfers, but it would be the minor problem.How is the summer market considered in these circumstances?We cannot rush. I do not expect a very busy market. Tell me how clubs that are turning to ERTE will justify making large disbursements in the summer. They have it difficult.Have you made decisions on loan and renewals?Cucurella is already ours and there are three other players on whom we have a purchase option. Contract only ends Antunes. I’m just concerned that some of our important players will be taken away.And the coach?Bordalás has two more years of contract and there is nothing that makes me think that he will not be with us next year. He was the first to stand up to UEFA and refused to travel to Milan. Discard making an ERTE and criticize those who use it. It attacks the Federation harshly for its list of teams that will compete in European competitions. And there is room to talk about the market and the future. Ángel Torres talks to Ace with no hair on his tongue.last_img read more