Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has admitted that Premier League clubs are currently a step ahead of those in La Liga and the rest of Europe’s major leagues.
He told ESPN: “I think so (Premier League clubs are the best in Europe).
“The English championship is very strong. First, they have an economic investment from all the clubs that is very equal and very strong.
“In the other championships there are always two clubs: Paris, Bayern, Barcelona and Madrid. In England, Liverpool, Manchester, City or Chelsea can win. It is a more equal championship.
“When you see who has reached the semi-finals, and Chelsea and City [are in the final], it shows the good moment of English football.”