Santi Cazorla enjoyed another superb season at Arsenal, and was one of our standout performers in the 2014/15 season. He was recently asked whether the Premier League was better than La Liga, and while he didn’t give a definitive answer, he seemed to favour the English top flight, as reported by Goal.
The Spaniard joined us from Malaga back in 2012, and has been hugely important to the success we’ve had since then. He adapted brilliantly to the Premier League – despite his diminutive frame – and played some of the best football of his career in 2015.
We often compare Europe’s top leagues, and the Premier League more often than not comes out on top – with the competitive nature of the league a major plus.
Cazorla refused to admit that the Premier League is superior to La Liga, but he did highlight a number of advantages we have in England; stressing that the Premier League is more fun.
“La Liga and Premier League are so different, we shouldn’t debate which is the best,” Cazorla said, as quoted by Goal.
“The main difference is that in Spain there are Barcelona and Real Madrid, the greatest clubs. But the Premier League is more open, more fun for the spectator. I couldn’t choose one which is the best. In Spain, football is more tactical. Here, there are more spaces and the play is more open.
“I don’t think that Premier League is worse because Barcelona have won the Champions League. The Spanish league has many things to learn from Premier League. It is an example to all leagues.”
Teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich are able to dominate their own leagues, and experience outright superiority in their respective countries. This monopoly usually results in a ‘rich get richer’ type of league, with the clubs then able to build themselves up to challenge in Europe.
The Premier League is unquestionably more enjoyable for the spectator, but does it leave us at a disadvantage in Europe?