It’s no secret that the vast majority of English fans and journalists live in their own closed world where nothing but the Premier League exists. One such person vented his opinion towards Citizens stopper Ruben Dias, but he certainly didn’t share that opinion.
It is generally said that the Premier League is the best league in the world. However, one has to consider in what respect it is the best. It is definitely the most watched around the world, the most balanced and also the most entertaining thanks to several strong teams that can play for the title.
However, it certainly doesn’t mean that Premier League teams are the best and automatically have the upper hand against other teams. After all, in the 21st century, English teams have only won the Champions League, a competition where European teams compare themselves, five times.
Spain has done it 11 times out of 23 attempts, dominating on average every other year. Germany has won three times, Italy three times and Portugal once.
Manchester City, who have never won the Champions League, will face, in the quarter-finals, Bayern Munich, the third most successful team in the competition’s history, who have won the competition six times.
But one English journalist thought that since the Citizens play in the Premier League and Bayern only play in the Bundesliga, the favourite to qualify was clear.
“Will the game be easier for you because the Bundesliga is not on the same level as the Premier League? It was supposed to be a game in which you win by some margin,” BBC journalist Simon Stone shocked Ruben Dias with his question.
“I think that question is settled and especially after what Bayern always show. We know they are a very tough opponent against us,” responded a surprised Dias.
Stone, however, took a big hit from the fans. “This has to be the worst and most disrespectful question I have ever heard,” said one. “A real journalist asked Dias if it was going to be an easy game because the PL is clearly better than the Bundesliga. Premier League fans really do live in their own imaginary world,” quipped another.
Source: Twitter, BBC
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