This morning, whilst wading through my daily intake of news and sports, I came across an interesting article. This particular news piece, found in the BBC’s football pages, raised a question that I myself have been asking for some time, and until now, with few conclusions.
The question is essentially very simple; why have Premier League clubs become so พนันเว็บ ufabet มือถือ dominant, or as the this journalist put it, how have they managed to successfully ‘conquer’ Europe?
This question has never been so relevant. This year is the first year ever when the Premier League’s big ‘top four’ have all successfully found places in the quarter finals of the Champions League. English success in the Champions League has not always come so easily. Indeed, since 1955, and the first Champions League competition, the number of English teams who have won the coveted trophy amounts to only ten, putting England’s clubs in third place, behind Italy and Spain. In fact, Real Madrid have won the trophy just one less time than all English teams put together.
Why then are English clubs now enjoying more success? Of course many would argue it’s the result of a huge influx of foreign players since the mid-1990’s. English football has always been characterized by its grit, aggression and high tempo play. What it has lacked however, and what foreign players have seemed to bring to the table, is a new and exciting flair for the game, both in terms of individual skill and European tactical insight.
Yes, players are part of the answer, but the big Italian and Spanish Clubs have