Jamie Carragher thinks the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea is a “nightmare” as Barcelona and Real Madrid “cannot address the Premier League”.
Timo Werner and Mason Mount struck i sinking Real Madrid 2-0 at Stamford Bridge within the second leg of the Champions League semi-final Wednesday, for an mixture 3-1 victory.
The Blues stormed into their first Champions League final since 2012 with a mighty present in west London, the place a wiser finish would have utterly floated the winners of the 13-time event, Madrid.
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They’ll meet fellow Premier League side Manchester City after Pep Guardiola’s side swept past Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night time.
And Carragher believes that English football’s dominance might see the European Premier League mentioned once more earlier than too lengthy.
Carragher said CBS Sports activities: “It is a whole nightmare, really! Pay attention, I adore it in a approach as a result of it reveals the place English football is true now. After tomorrow [the Europa League semi-finals] we might have 4 English teams within the European finals.
“We’re going back to a big story within the last few weeks with the European Tremendous League, I believe it tells you why [Florentino] Perez a [Joan] Laporta is the 2 giants from Spain [Real Madrid and Barcelona] are determined for a Premier League as a result of at current they can not address the Premier League.
“It isn’t just concerning the high quality of football, it is just the funds of the great teams and managers. You take a look at Thomas Tuchel, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp … on the moment the Premier League is the place to be and it is a sorry story for the remainder of Europe as a result of they appear pretty far away.
“Chelsea did not just beat Real Madrid, they beat them over two video games, it really ought to have been 4 of 5.”
The hosts might simply have put a hatful of goals past Zinedine Zidane’s extraordinarily restricted Madrid, and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admitted there have been some nervous moments in the midst of one other great performance.
Tuchel said: “Do not get me wrong by any chance you do not take it and you lose it, and you already know you are taking part in on the brink as a result of Real Madrid can damage you out of nothing in any respect, back pure particular person high quality.
“So to hold in there and carry on with constructive physique language, and socialize there bodily, stay aggressive, stay lively, by no means cease attempting to play for the second goal, by no means enable Real Madrid to push us deep , that is really big.
“I really like this spirit, and great reward and congratulations to the team.”