Atletico Madrid fail to win anyone over despite their aggregate win over Bayern Munich, while the quality of the Premier League and Leicester’s future are hot topics.
If you have anything to add on these, or any other subject, join the debate right here.
Premier League just keeps getting better?
Certainly can’t argue with the logic, can you?
Let’s also chuck in the reasoning that “smaller” clubs can also resist being cherry-picked by the larger clubs too, as Everton proved with Stones last summer. We can all go around in circles concerning the “quality” of the League we have, but there is absolutely no doubt we have the most competitive League in the world and long may it continue…
The proof is in the pudding obviously, but I really don’t think that Man City with Pepe, Chelsea with Conte or United with whoever are shoe-ins for the top four next season. With a couple of smart buys, the likes of West Ham/Southampton/Liverpool can also really get in the mix.
So, what odds are Burnley next season?
City have huge task ahead
Isco and James didn’t start the first leg. Are they really they great anyway? Bale and Ronaldo are top players. Pepe can be got at. City can certainly get through and I really hope they do.
I think City will play Toure off Aguero with Fernando and Ferdinhio in the middle.
De Bruyne will drift in from either side. Now who plays between Sterling and Navas? Two very very average players. City can certainly score tonight. Jese will probably play up top as Benzema is out, while Kompany makes a huge difference for City.
Atleti fail to impress
Can’t understand all this love for Atletico Madrid. Sure they’re tactically excellent and Simeone has gotten the best out of his players, but they’re a rough team who are mostly barbarians sent out to kick lumps out of the opposition.
They dive, they kick the ball away, they fake injuries to waste time and they use every dirty trick in the book and get away with it even if it is technically illegal. They also play a super defensive game and rely on counter attacks which is pretty boring – thank God they have class players in Koke and Griezmann. They also have a manager who is right up there in the classless category.
Congratulations to them for going through, wish Bayern made it though and whoever qualifies tomorrow will have my full support.
What a despicable little side Atletico are! Constant fouls at one end and pathetic play acting at the other, really hope City beat the two Madrid clubs to win it. Pep must be gutted to go out on a third semi final to a Spanish club especially when they were the much better side in this instance.
Heard something about banishing away goal rule by UEFA; anyone heard anything about what’s happening with that?
What next for the Foxes?
It would be almost suicide to bring a raft of players in for the Champions League and risk disturbing the spirit in the camp. The CL should be a side show for them, a bonus.
The league should always be the priority until you’ve built your side up enough over years to be able to fight on all fronts.