(ESP-ENG) La Premier League es la mejor liga del mundo // The Premier League is the best league in the world. [OPINION]
Hello friends, good vibes to all.
I don't think that such a statement comes as a surprise to anyone after what we saw last weekend and the end of the season that the teams that were involved until the last moment gave us. Teams that wanted to be champions, teams that wanted to enter the Champions League and even the fight for relegation was close in these final stages of the season. For all these reasons and many more, I definitely affirm that this is the best league on the planet.
In the Premier League, things happen that are difficult to see in other leagues and one proof of this is that on the last matchday there is still the possibility of two teams being crowned champions with only one point difference between them. Surely this has happened in other leagues but where it is more common to see it is in England. The level and style of play, the competitiveness between the teams and this results in the equality that can exist between a team that is in the top positions in relation to the bottom of the table and yet I assure you that this match will not be boring, for all that is that the Premier is several steps above the rest of Europe.
But let's focus on what was the last day in particular, a day that for those who saw it will be unforgettable for the level of excitement and adrenaline that it emanated. There were two key matches, the first one was Manchester City facing Aston Villa, a team managed by Steven Gerrard, a former Liverpool player who I believe that without expressing it, feels the Reds shirt more than many and who could do the job to his team of life and help them to be champions. And the second was Liverpool vs Wolves, where Klopp's team had no other option but to win, no other result than victory would do.
City and the feat they did on Sunday is very difficult to compare with the one experienced 10 years ago and that goal by Kun Aguero in the 93rd minute to give City the Premier League title after 44 years but for the fan of that club I think it is very close to match it, half a step behind but close at last. The context of that 2012 was a totally different one, it was a project that was just starting to be formed but friends, those three goals in less than 10 minutes that gave City the championship I am sure it will be something very difficult to forget.
Manchester City was losing 2-0 with twenty minutes to go and one of the goals was scored by Coutinho, also a former Liverpool player and everything was shaping up to be a perfect day for the Reds but a team of City's characteristics cannot be left for dead so easily and when everything seemed to be sentenced, Guardiola and his team came up with the magic to come back from a game that had not been the best for the citizens. I think the pressure and anxiety in many parts of the game played against them and that was reflected especially in the first half where they were hesitant, nervous and somewhat erratic.
On this occasion the hero was the German İlkay Gündoğan who, as I said, with his pair of goals was able to give City what until recently was slipping through their fingers. And it was slipping away from them because of the good role that up to a certain point Aston Villa were playing and because of the pressure that Liverpool were putting on them in another stadium playing against Wolves. When you see what happened in that game you realize that it looked like a movie written by the best director of suspense, that Liverpool, the most dominant and most consistent team of the whole season started losing after three minutes a game that was vital for them was unbelievable.
An agony that lasted almost twenty minutes until Sané got the equalizer and with the result that was happening on the other pitch, Liverpool was just one goal away from caressing the cup, but it was not so. And this happened because they didn't depend on themselves, they depended on third parties, on a team like City to give up and not fight anymore and that in this universe or any other was not going to happen. By the time the Reds came back, after the eightieth minute, the miracle was already consummated at the Etihad and they knew it, so there was nothing more they could do. Klopp's side did the job and won their game, finishing second, just one point behind the champions, so for me there is nothing to criticize.
As the ESPN commentator would say "Bless the Premier League" and I couldn't agree more with him. For some time now I have focused on watching more games in this league and the truth is that the difference is abysmal in almost every way. For me the most attractive aspect of a league is its competitiveness, as I said before, and that until the eightieth minute in both games there have been these results seems incredible to me. And we are not talking about "top" rivals, they were mid-table teams and still gave a couple of great games. Because the Premier League is like that, any team can surprise you and not because the big team has played badly but because the "smaller" team has the ability to cope with what they have.
Can you imagine a PSG-Montpellier, a Bayern-Stuttgart or even a Real Madrid-Elche under these same conditions? - I have no doubt that it would be one of the most boring and predictable in soccer, obviously I can be wrong because in the end the ball is round and capricious but I am sure it would not be as striking as what we experienced on Sunday in England. In terms of spectacle, the Premier League has no comparison and neither does it have any comparison in terms of soccer quality. The names that play in it do not make a league nor the money that many team owners may have, there are many other things, some of which I mentioned in this publication, that make the Premier League the excellence of soccer.
¡Un abrazo a todos, nos leemos en la próxima!
Well my people that's all for today, I hope you liked it.
¡Hugs to all, see you next time!