Arsenal goalkeeper, Petr Cech has said that a relentless competitiveness in the Premier League is the more reason why English teams are taking larger space in Europe this season.
Arsenal were on Friday drawn against Napoli in the quarter-finals of the Europa League next month after a thrilling 3-0 victory over Rennes on Thursday night.
Chelsea’s victory over Dynamo Kyiv, and Arsenal win over Rennes added to the four successes for the English teams in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Speaking about the development, Cech said the only reason is that every team wants to win in the Premier league;
”If you can see the quality of the football every weekend and midweek in the Premier League, it is getting more and more competitive,
”Sometimes the fact you have to fight every game for 90 minutes takes energy out of you for the European games but against Rennes it wasn’t the case.
”In the case of PSG who were defeated by Manchester United, their problem is they don’t have enough big games during the year. Their squad and their quality is so far different from everybody else in their league that they are not tested week in, week out.
”They don’t have enough big games and then in the Champions League when you come to the moment when you are under pressure, they are not used to it”.He added