Borussia Dortmund skipper Marco Reus has admitted he would rather watch the English Premier League or Spanish La Liga than other leagues.
Home to some of the best teams, managers and rivalries, the Premier League is the most popular football league on the planet. The drama, action, and biting finishes make the league an interesting watch, attracting even the most ardent supporters of other leagues.
Reus, who has been a Bundesliga star all his career, is one of many notable names closely following the top tier of English football. On the OMR Podcast (via Ari), he revealed what drew him to the league. He said:
“Honestly, I prefer to watch the Premier League or La Liga when Barca play against Real. I know the Premier League a bit. It’s a special game when City play United. Just meet two great teams with great players.
Thanks to massive TV deals, major takeovers and sponsorships, the top clubs in England’s top flight are teeming with money. Reus recognized the financial power of English clubs, which most Bundesliga clubs, including Dortmund, cannot match.
Reus shared his thoughts on this, saying:
“I know the Bundesliga. They have less money than clubs in England, so it’s hard to get the absolute best players. Because these players want to win titles, to win money. I see that in Dortmund.
Dortmund have lost two of their best players to two English clubs in the last two summer transfer windows. Jadon Sancho joined Manchester United for 85 million euros last summer. Last month (July 2022), Erling Haaland moved to Manchester City in a €60m deal.
Manchester City are still ahead of Premier League rivals Liverpool after Matchday 2
Manchester City beat Liverpool for the league title on the final day of the 2021-22 campaign, winning it by a single point. The Cityzens started the 2022-23 season with more vigor and already find themselves four points clear of the Merseysiders after two matchdays.
City cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over West Ham United in their season opener, while Liverpool were held 2-2 at Fulham. On matchday two, the champions picked up a huge 4-0 win over Bournemouth. The Reds, on the other hand, drew 1-1 against Crystal Palace at Anfield.
If Jurgen Klopp doesn’t find a way to get his troops back in line, they could find themselves in a rather sticky situation by the end of the year.