Jamie Carragher branded this year’s Premier League as a “Joke League”Posted By: Sourav Das | December 28, 2017
Legendary former defender of Liverpool and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has said that the Premier League has become ’embarrassing’ and a ‘joke league’ because of the weak strategies of the smaller English clubs. He made this attack to the league during the half-time of Newcastle United vs. Manchester City match at St James’ Park, and said that the smaller clubs are making silly mistakes while competing against the ‘Big-Six’ even while playing at their home ground. He admitted that the Manchester City team is standing quite close to making Premier League history but also expressed his worry about the difference between points between the top clubs and the bottoms.
Jamie Carragher branded this year’s Premier League as a “Joke League”
During the match he said “’Not just Newcastle but the Premier League in general, when they come up against the top six, certainly at home, it’s becoming embarrassing.” He then commented on the Premier League while saying “’The Premier League now is becoming a bit of a joke league, with the top teams being so far ahead of the ones at the bottom. For those clubs, it’s almost like they are accepting they are going to lose the game, as long as it is only one or two-nil.” While expressing his worries about the audience he said “’The Premier League has been built on every team having a go, that’s why everyone around the world wants to watch it. Will they keep watching if they keep seeing football like that?”
He made clear argument that the gap between the strategies will slowly dissolve the belief that a Premier League team could beat any other team in the division which is the league’s greatest plus-points according to him. While talking about the strategies of the smaller clubs he said “’I have no problem with them sitting deep, I played under Rafa Benitez, and it’s not just Newcastle, I’ve seen it virtually every week. There has got to be some sort of aggression, some sort of plan for winning the ball back and then going forward.” Jamie Carragher also expressed his view that “It’s seeing it at home. When every team came to Anfield they played like that, but at home, it’s a sad state of affairs for the Premier League.”
After branding Premier League as a ‘Joke League’, Jamie Carragher also gave verdict on Newcastle’s coach Benitez while saying “He makes this Newcastle tactic look embarrassing. It has to change. There’s defending, and there’s showing absolutely no ambition whatsoever” and added “If it were a boxing match, the referee would have stopped it. Hopefully it will spark them into life, to give them something to watch.”