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Özil suggests that the Premier League is stronger than La Liga

by Heath Chesters | Posted on Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Mesut Özil has suggested that he feels the English Premier League is a stronger competition than La Liga in Spain, because of their being more balance between the teams.


During an interview with English newspaper The Sun, whilst the tabloid seemingly tried to stir up rivalry between Manchester United and Arsenal ahead of their clash in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, Mesut Özil was asked for his thoughts about the respective strengths of English football, compared to that of La Liga in Spain. The German attacking midfielder suggested that in his view, the Premier League is a stronger competition overall, than La Liga.

“In the Premier League the level between the teams is much more balanced, than in Spain for example. The strongest teams in the world are in England and you can sense that as a player.”

Özil went on to add that because of that strong competition, every game is a contest.

“You know you’re never going to have an easy game, any team can make you work hard and fight. Every three or four days there’s a huge game. That doesn’t happen in any other country. That’s why everyone admires English football.”

The German star also spoke favourably of comparisons between Arsenal and his former club, Real Madrid.

“At Real Madrid we aspired to win every game and it’s exactly the same here at Arsenal. We’re a young team, with hunger for success.”

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