Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes the membership’s continued success in Europe can offset the facility of the Premier League.
For the fifth time in six seasons England’s high flight could have not less than two representatives within the quarter-finals of the competitors the Spanish giants have gained a report 14 occasions.
Six Premier League groups have featured within the final 5 finals – two had been all top-flight events – and Liverpool and Chelsea have gained one apiece, which is identical quantity Real have gained over the identical interval after three in 4 years from 2014-17.
So whereas English golf equipment might have the monetary may, the LaLiga giants have proven they’re nonetheless the aspect to be reckoned with at Europe’s elite degree and a 6-2 mixture victory over Liverpool put them into the final eight once more.
“It’s hard to say whether it’s the best league or not but definitely with the new investment in Chelsea, City and Newcastle, there is a lot of attraction to go to the Premier League,” stated former Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois, who cited Manchester City’s signing of Erling Haaland for example.
“It’s a really exciting league, that’s for sure, a big competitive league and the level is really high. But I think we demonstrate that we have a big team and that you cannot under-estimate Spanish teams. We showed it again.
“It’s obviously nice to beat English teams because I was there for a few years, but when you’re in the Champions League you want to win against everybody – maybe next it’s Portuguese and Italian clubs.”
On Haaland he added: “He’s a great player. He was maybe what City were missing in previous years. I think that’s (an example of) where the Premier League maybe has the edge on other leagues.
“It’s the strength of the Premier League; what they’ve done in previous years to make everyone strong and give everyone the (TV) money and if they get relegated they have parachute money. All these things make a difference to the strength of the league.
“Hopefully we can balance it out. I really feel this is somewhere that LaLiga can learn from and I think they are doing it step by step.
“You can see a lot of LaLiga are building new stadiums or making their stadiums nicer but (it) always helps when you see that every Premier League ground is full. We need the same here and then the product can be better.”