Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has made it clear that the club has no interest in joining the European Super League after the European Court of Justice ruled in its favour earlier on Thursday.
The European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that UEFA and FIFA were breaking rules by threatening to sanction clubs who joined the breakaway European Super League. Revamped proposals for the tournament have already been released since the verdict, with the likes of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona among the clubs still endorsing the project.
However, Hans-Joachim Watzke has made it clear that Borussia Dortmund have no interest in joining the European Super League. The BVB CEO has always been proponent of the European club competitions, and has spoken in favour of the UEFA Champions League time and time again.
In a statement on the club website, Watzke said: "Borussia Dortmund will examine the ECJ's judgment in detail as soon as we have the full reasons for the judgment. However, we are already convinced that the conclusions to be drawn from the ECJ's ruling do not correspond to those currently circulating in the media. It is not for nothing that the ECJ clarified in its press release that the ruling does not mean that a competition such as the Super League should necessarily be permitted. For Borussia Dortmund, regardless of the discussions surrounding the ruling, the following applies: We are not in favor of a Super League."
This is not the first time Borussia Dortmund have stated that they have no interest in joining the European Super League. When the breakaway tournament was launched back in 2021, the Black and Yellows and Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich vehemently rejected the proposal. Now, Watzke has made it clear once again that they have no plans to join the tournament if it ever fully launches again.