By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Jose Enrique, former Liverpool’s left back feels that with the departure of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo from La Liga side, club’s there can’t compete with English side premier league.
Recall that Barcelona’s financial difficulties forced Messi to find a new club in August, joining Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, while Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus in 2018, before returning to Manchester United on deadline day this year.
Due to this, Jose Enrique felt that the clubs from the two leagues have a great fortune this season.
“Ronaldo is not at Madrid, Messi is not at Barcelona,” Jose Enrique told Stats Perform. “Now, listen, on TV sometimes people just wanted to watch those teams because of those two.
“That’s the reality. And obviously, the income is not gonna be the same. But again, Madrid and Barcelona they are always two teams that in two legs they can beat you. Madrid, I believe more. A little bit more even if they’re struggling.
“But obviously the Premier League, even with the COVID situation. Look at Chelsea who won the Champions League and went out there and spent 100 something million and bought Lukaku. So you can’t compare at the moment.
“Listen, in our game of football, anything can happen. But I [think] the strongest teams, they’re gonna be the English teams, definitely, in the Champions League.”
Aside premier league being ahead of La Liga in terms of big players, Jose also thinks that Serie A are also superior to those in Spain in wages on offer.
“For example, Italy I see them as strong as well, the Italian League,” Jose Enrique continued. “And now I know how much they pay to the players and everything and I know in Italy they’re paying quite good, even normal teams.
“In Spain, they’re not paying nearly that much compared with some of the fees that they’ve been [doing] there.” he concluded.