Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Seedorf: English teams ahead of Italian sides

Clarence Seedorf has told Sky Sports that he believes the Italian Serie A is still someway behind the English Premier League.

The claim comes after a terrible week for Italian football which saw Inter Milan, Juventus and Roma all knocked out of the UEFA Champions League as well as AC Milan being dumped out of the UEFA Cup a few weeks ago, whilst Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all made it through to the quarter-finals.

Although Seedorf accepts that the Premier League is far richer than any other, he still believes there is more to the leagues success than just money.

“Finance of course can make a difference but I also think we have to be criticising ourselves,” he told Sky Sports News.

“At the end, I also think it is about management and building the right projects so you can be competitive. I think in Italy that is what is lacking.

“I think the English teams have sufficient team structures.

“They’ve been buying the right players and even from a younger age they are now popping up.

“For example, if you look at Cristiano Ronaldo he was in Manchester when he was 17 or 18 and now he’s one of the best players in the world. He makes the difference to their squad.

“It’s not all about money, but of course it’s important.”

Source: Sky Sports

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