Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes makes an assessment for English clubs’ dismal performances in European competitions despite Premier League hailed as the most competitive league in the world.
For the first time in 22 years, there will be no English clubs in the quarter-finals of a European competition which last happened during 1992/93 season. England’s last hope Everton were also eliminated last night in Europa League Round-of-16 stage.
Despite having three teams in Round-of-16 in Champions League this season, all the three clubs have been eliminated in that particular stage which included Chelsea and Arsenal eliminated on away goals rule.
Mnachester City were outplayed by Barcelona in their 3-1 (aggregate) loss on Wednesday. Scholes who has won Champions League twice (1999, 2008) in his career believes that the quality of players in Premier League is far less compared to European Elite.
Scholes wrote, “Over the last two weeks our coaches and players in the Champions League have looked second rate. If you put one of Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich in the Premier League, they would win it by 10 to 15 points.
“Even PSG and Juventus look better sides than any of those currently at the top of the Premier League. The bottom line to this season’s failings? I think the big two in Spain, and Bayern, simply have better players than the English teams in the Champions League.”