The world is clear that the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1 are the best leagues to play football. However, for a player who played in some of them and was world champion with his national team, Liga MX is only one step behind them. Find out who said it.
The great dream of the vast majority of the world’s population soccer players is to establish their careers in Europe. The Old Continent is synonymous with quality, pure elite, when it comes to football. And it is on this continent that the 5 most powerful leagues in the world live: English, Spanish, Italian, German and French. However, behind them a strong competitor could emerge and that is Mexico MX League, according to a player who already knows what it’s like to win the football World Cup.
According to the above assessment, at least 5 leagues that frequently compete in the best club-level arenas, the UEFA Champions League and Europa Leaguewith clubs with a long tradition, would have a lower level of footballing quality and infrastructure than the Liga MX: the Dutch Eredivisie, the Portuguese Liga, the Belgian Jupiler Pro League, the Turkish Super League and the Russian Premier League.
Although at concacaf level, the Liga MX has shown its superiority in the Champions League in this region, at higher levels it has not yet shown the potential mentioned by the world champion, which places it behind the best leagues in Europe . Thus, only Pachuca in 2006 was able to put himself in the eyes of the world by winning the South American Cup. The most recent international success of the Mexican teams was the second place of the Tigres in the FIFA Club World Cup 2020.
The world champion player who exalts the Liga MX
A star at Olympic MarseilleWith a quiet stint at English club Newcastle United, and part of the France squad that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Florian Thauvin is one of the most renowned players in the Liga MX in the alongside his compatriot, friend and teammate, Andre Pierre Gignac. Both are current stars of Tigres UANL.
In an interview with The TeamThauvin is full of praise for his current home, Liga MX, which he joined in May 2021: “It drives me crazy when I hear people say that we (Gignac and him) went to Mexico to get lost, that it’s an “exotic” championship. It is a lack of culture and respect. The Liga MX is the sixth championship in the world behind the European Big 5.“, declared.
The former Olympique de Marseille player also reminded his compatriots who doubt the current level of Liga MX of the harsh defeat suffered by the French team against Mexico at Tokyo 2020: “In Tigres, there are guys who played for Villarreal, FC Porto, Sevilla FC. There are Mexican, Argentinian, Brazilian and French internationals. We have a great team. With the French Olympic team, we took a beating in Tokyo against Mexico (1-4). Last year, the Tigers reached the Club World Cup final against Bayern Munich. Can you tell me which is the last French team to have reached this level? None!“.