That is of course according to everyone other than fans of Arsenal.
Barcelona sit top of the Spanish equivalent of the Scottish Premier League with 62 points, their nearest rival is Real Madrid who are on 57 points. In third place is Valencia on 47 points. Yep, just like the Scottish PL, the La Liga is a two horse race.
They have scored 71 goals, Real Madrid 53 goals. Ronaldo and Messi are the league’s top scorers so far, both with 24 goals and David Villa is next on 15 goals.
We sit second in the English Premiership which in most peoples opinion is the hardest league in the world to play in, the best league to play in and that’s why so many players move to England and for the money of course but the Premier League is not just a two-horse race every season, not anymore and right now there are five teams still in with a chance of winning it and we are one of them.
The highest goal scoring side in the PL is Manchester United with 57 goals and we sit second on 56 – ok, we may not be scoring as many goals as the Barca’s and Real Madrid’s but I’ll ask you this:
Discounting Barcelona and Real Madrid,
Does La Liga have teams with great goal keepers?
Does it consist of teams with great defenders and defensive units?
Does it have teams with top managers who can get the best out of their side each game?
Would Messi and Villa score quite so freely during this current PL campaign?
I don’t think the answer is yes to any of the above and that’s why it’s easy for them to score so freely in La Liga, I bet even Nikki B could score regularly in Spain ;)
Barcelona may be able to boast the best defence in La Liga but in my opinion but they don’t come up against really solid defences week in week out as we do here in the Premier League.
The pundits can sit and admire Barcelona from afar suggesting that they are so good they won’t keep on missing chances against us, they also need to realise that we missed a few good chances that night too, just as we do so often in the domestic league but one day those chances will start going in.
I hope we show that on March 8th 2011 in Camp Nou. Then every tiny minded football commentator will have to stand up and eat a huge chunk of humble pie and give credit where it’s due!
My, that would hurt them wouldn’t it…….
Don’t forget, we’ve been playing well away from home this season, I’d even take a 4-4 draw ;)
Have a good day all……