Ernesto Valverde believes it is about time for clubs in the Premier League to increase in strength and says they are stronger than La Liga teams in the UCL.
Spain clubs have dominated the Champions League for the past years, with Barcelona and Madrid winning the competition for the last four years.
Sevilla has also dominated the Europa League, but Chelsea, City, United, Liverpool and Tottenham, who recently beat Madrid are flying high in the UCL.
And when asked if he thinks English teams have made themselves a force again, Valverde was unequivocal in his response.
“Certainly I do, yes,” the Spanish coach told reporters on Friday. “The English teams haven’t been able to dominate that much recently.
“I was going to say in Europa League too, but United won last year.
“English clubs will always be there or thereabouts. They have lots of money, great players and history in football.
“I don’t think we need to interpret that as Spain’s team are weaker. Last year Spanish teams were stronger, this season they [English clubs] are.
“It’s probably been the most illogical thing that English clubs have struggled in recent years.”