UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin wants to 'rebuild unity' after Super League debacle
'The important thing now is that we move on, rebuild the unity that the game enjoyed before this and move forward together,' Aleksander Ceferin said.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said he wanted to "rebuild the unity" of the European football body on Wednesday after six English clubs back-tracked on plans to join the rebel Super League.
The withdrawal by Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, just two days after the league's unveiling, left just six Spanish and Italian teams involved.
"I said yesterday that it is admirable to admit a mistake and these clubs made a big mistake," Ceferin said in a statement.
"But they are back in the fold now and I know they have a lot to offer not just to our competitions but to the whole of the European game.
"The important thing now is that we move on, rebuild the unity that the game enjoyed before this and move forward together."
The withdrawals followed an angry reaction from fans, officials and politicians who claimed the Super League was greedy and anti-competitive, as teams were guaranteed a spot each year.
"Kevin De Bruyne has joined the group and that's fantastic news. He looks ready, he looks fresh, and just to see him walking into the dining room was a real highlight of the day," Martinez told reporters at Belgium's team base near Brussels.
Tottenham are believed to have turned their attention to Conte, who left Inter after leading them to the Serie A title this season.
A light show in the Chelsea blue spelled out "Champions for the Fans" as fireworks went off in the distance.