Carragher hails strength of Premier League ahead of all-English Champions League final

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‘The Premier League is the place to be… it’s a sorry tale for the rest of Europe’: Jamie Carragher hails strength of English football ahead of Chelsea-Man City Champions League final – and says it shows why Florentino Perez is desperate for Super League!

  • Jamie Carragher believes Premier League is currently enjoying a purple patch
  • Chelsea and Man City will face off in this season’s Champions League final
  • Carragher says other top European sides can’t cope with strength of the English
  • He believes it shows why Florentino Perez is desperate for the Super League

Jamie Carragher has hailed the impressive strength of the Premier League after Chelsea booked their place in an all-English Champions League final against Manchester City.

The Blues knocked out Real Madrid with relative ease to secure a showdown with Pep Guardiola’s men, who had 24 hours earlier downed Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad.

And Jamie Carragher believes that this season’s Champions League has proven why the likes of Florentino Perez are 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

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

Chelsea celebrate reaching the Champions League final, where they will face Man City

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

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

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 trophy.

Florentino Perez is desperate for a European Super League - and you can see exactly why

Florentino Perez is desperate for a European Super League – and you can see exactly why

Neymar and PSG were put out of the Champions League by the might of Manchester City

Neymar and PSG were put out of the Champions League by the might of Manchester City






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