The CEO of Brighton confirmed his strong position
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Brighton CEO Paul Barber reaffirmed his stance against playing matches on neutral courts.
The executive director of Brighton voted against "unfair" proposals in which the remaining matches would be played on a small number of independent courts. On Friday night, Watford became the last Premier League club to express its doubts about the proposals, which were also supported by Brighton and Aston Villa.
Before the stoppage of football due to the coronavirus pandemic, Brighton was in 15th place in the English Premier League table, just two points above the drop to a lower competition. "I will definitely still be against neutral pitches, because neutral pitches are not the basis for starting this competition. Unfortunately, we are in a pandemic. At the top of the table, clubs are looking for titles and European placements, in the middle you have no downside risks, but you are looking for the best possible placement. And at the bottom end, you're desperately trying to make sure you stay in the Premier League, which you got into with little effort, ”said Barber.
In the event of a relegation from the Premier League, the club loses £ 200 million, loses jobs and all the work it has invested in football over the last ten years to stay at that level would be lost.
"It is necessary for us to finish the season, we all want that. If we finish the season and still descend, it will have a sports base and we will accept it, "added the director of Brighton