He added: “Things are happening, things have happened, but we are still doing a lot of good things. We have to rebuild this image day after day. It's easy to destroy the reputation. It takes one second. It takes years to rebuild our reputation, but that's what we will do.”
Regarding the ongoing spat between FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert and chief investigator Michael Garcia, he said, “It’s sad for FIFA definitely, and it's sad for our reputation and for the image. It's sad for commercial partners, it's sad for all the people who are supporting football.” The Garcia-Eckert clash has led to Domenico Scala, the head of FIFA's auditing committee, being asked to review the full investigation findings.