Since the past 5-7 years, very limited English clubs have achieved noticeable success on European level and the reasons behind this failure are not the clubs but the FA says Fabio Capello.
In recent years Chelsea was the only club to achieve remarkable success in Europe while Manchester United’s form was very fluctuating and unpredictable, Arsenal had their own problems while the reasons behind City’s failure are unknown.
When asked about Manchester United he said –
“They were my reference point for work in England, They had the best players to call up, for now no one has taken place of United.”
He also accuses The FA for piling up hectic sets of fixtures in selected months due to which players don’t get required amount of rest.
Talking about this year Chelsea and Arsenal were knocked on away goals by PSG and Monaco respectively, Liverpool could not make it through the group stages whicle Manchester City were outclassed by Barcelona. For this Capello said that English clubs these days are lacking the quality due to which they are unable to match the levels of other European giants.
“I wouldn’t say it’s a crisis, that’s a strong word,” Capello told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I’d say that it’s a low period, related to a number of factors such as players who play in the Premier League who have won championships, but are not champions.
“There’s no [Lionel] Messi, [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Manuel] Neuer or [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic.” he said, “If you always play tennis against a modest opponent you’ll never improve, the absence of big players doesn’t help others grow.
“Also, they play too much. Boxing Day [fixtures] are beautiful, but they have a price.
“Arsenal always have a great style, Liverpool play great football. The English clubs weren’t lucky this year.
“Arsenal missed a lot of chances while going out to Monaco and didn’t do well at the back. Liverpool went out of the Europa League on penalties.
“[Manchester] City found themselves up against Barcelona, and here we return to problem number one: who has the best players going forward?”