The Rojiblancos boss admits the English clubs are a step ahead of other European sides.
celebrated their first La Liga title in seven years on Saturday. The Rojiblancos defeatedReal Madrid
in a close title race as they secured the club’s eleventh league title. Despite being successful in the domestic league,
’s side were knocked out of the Champions League byChelsea
, who finished the season in fourth place in the Premier League. The Argentinian coach was asked whether he considers the English top-flight as the strongest competition in Europe.
"I think so (Premier League clubs are the best in Europe),"
the Argentine toldESPN
"The English championship is very strong. First, they have an economic investment from all the clubs that is very equal and very strong.
"In the other championships there are always two clubs: Paris, Bayern, Barcelona and Madrid. In England, Liverpool, Manchester, City or Chelsea can win. It is a more equal championship.
"When you see who has reached the semi-finals, and Chelsea and City [are in the final], it shows the good moment of English football."
Asked about his side’s defeat against Chelsea, Simeone responded:
"When we lost against Chelsea, the truth was that the first game was equal,"
"We played in Romania due to Covid, which was an added problem.
"In the second game they were superior and we are happy that the team who eliminated us reached the final. I really like how Chelsea plays. It will be a great game because City has a great team."
Chelsea went on to beatPorto
and Real Madrid on their road to the competition’s final.
’s side will face Manchester City in the Champions League final on May 29.
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