And Jamie Carragher believes that this season’s Champions League has proven why Florentino Perez is desperate for a Super League.
Jamie Carragher hailed the strength of the Premier League after Chelsea beat Real Madrid
Speaking on CBS, Carragher said it is a ‘sorry tale’ for other top European sides right now
Chelsea celebrate reaching the Champions League final, where they will face Man City
“At the moment it looks like the Premier League is the place to be and I think it’s a sorry tale right now for the rest of Europe as they seem a fair bit away.”@Carra23 breaks down what the All-English final means for European football. pic.twitter.com/1ptsHdEgUx
— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) May 5, 2021
After joking that it is an ‘absolute nightmare’ that two of Liverpool’s big rivals have made it through, he said: ‘I’m delighted in a way, it shows the [strength] of English football right now. We could have four teams in the two European finals.
‘We go back to a big story in the last couple of weeks, the Super League. It just tells you why [Florentino] Perez, [Joan] Laporta, the two big Spanish giants, are desperate for a Super League, because at this moment they can’t cope with the Premier League.
‘It’s not just the quality of the football, but the finances of the teams which helps them produce the best teams in terms of players, but also the great managers. You think of the job Tuchel has done, you’ve got Pep Guardiola in the final too. Jurgen Klopp in the league as well.
Real Madrid looked a way off the pace at Stamford Bridge as they never threatened Chelsea
Just 24 hours earlier, Man City downed PSG to book their own spot in the Istanbul final
‘At the moment it looks like the Premier League is the place to be. I think it’s a sorry tale for the rest of Europe, they seem a fair bit away. Chelsea haven’t just beaten Real Madrid tonight, they’ve battered them over two games and it should have been four or five.’
On Thursday night, Arsenal and Manchester United have the chance to make it a clean sweep of English teams in European finals as they take on Villarreal and Roma respectively in the Europa League.
If they do both manage to come through their ties, it will mirror 2019, when Liverpool took on Tottenham in the Champions League final shortly before Arsenal and Chelsea faced off for the Europa League.
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