Swansea boss adamant Spain and England still lead the way

Michael Laudrup

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup believes England and Spain are still the best two leagues to be in despite this year’s all-German Champions League final.

Swansea will be competing in the Europa League next season after their Capital One Cup success at Wembley earlier this year and Laudrup feels the English and Spanish clubs will come strong in next seasons European competitions.

Having managed in both Spain and England in recent years, Laudrup is in no doubt that the German league is still inferior to those.

“Like the debate everybody is having over whether German football is now better than Spanish football,” Laudrup told Yahoo.

“Let’s see what happens next season.

“With the Champions League sometimes it depends on the draw as well.

“We saw a fantastic game between Manchester United and Real Madrid in the quarters so it’s difficult to say.

“Anyway, let’s see if in 12 months’ time we are sat here discussing why all the English sides have been knocked out of the Champions League before the semi finals.

“They’re two very different leagues, I believe they’re the two best leagues, I know the Germans won’t agree right now but that’s what I think.

“I think what you can say is that more teams in Spain are trying to play using the same passing philosophy whereas here there are more contrasting styles, but that is all part of the challenge.”

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