Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte criticized both the proposed Super League and UEFA, insisting you must earn your right to qualify for competitions while questioning the use of funds by European soccer's governing body.
Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte, whose club was among 12 involved in the failed European Super League project, believes UEFA needs to consider a possible better distribution of revenues.
Inter Milan, AC Milan, and Juventus on Wednesday reluctantly followed all six English clubs and Atletico Madrid in giving up on the closed European tournament while continuing to push for change in world football.
Conte said that while sport should always be based on "meritocracy" and "traditions," he believed the distribution of rights by the sport's governing bodies needs to evolve.
"Only a small part is given to clubs participating in competitions," said the former Chelsea and Juventus coach after the Serie A leaders were held 1-1 in their midweek league game against Spezia.
"Meritocracy must come first. Having said that, after everything that has happened, UEFA, they have to reflect too."
"Clubs invest a lot in players and coaches. UEFA does not invest, although players are squeezed like lemons. Clubs must be rewarded more appropriately," he added.