There is only ONE world class player in the Premier League says Alan Shearer - is he right?
Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino.
There is no doubt that the Premier League is chock full of absolutely top class managers.
But what about top players? For some years now the very best players in the world have wanted to play in Spain rather than England - mostly for Barcelona and Real Madrid. La Liga boasts Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Antoine Greizmann.
And Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer reckons the balance of power lies so far in Spain's favour that the Premier League can boast just a single world class player: Sergio Aguero.
“He’s the one genuine world-class player we have in our Premier League and he’s the best centre-forward,” Shearer said on Saturday night's programme after the Argentine bagged two goals in a 4-0 win for Manchester City at West Brom.
Host Gary Lineker asked: “Only one? Sanchez, come on, you'd have to say as well,” but Shearer replied: “Well, when you look at his record and some of the goals he can score - that he has scored - he’s just world class.”
It's a big shout from Alan Shearer.... https://t.co/tHyabgHtso
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) October 29, 2016
It is a big call, and fans on Twitter did not universally agree with the former Newcastle striker.
De Gea, Alexis, Ozil, nah mate
— Harry 🇬🇧🏴 (@AFC_Harry34) October 29, 2016
Is he having a laugh?! We have the best goalie in the world 😂😂
— Jake! (@JakeAGriff) October 29, 2016
Sanchez led his country to two Copa Americas. Ozil is a World Cup winner. Both world class.
— Mike H (@Blueybarnes) October 29, 2016
wtf? Ozil, De Gea, Sanchez, Hazard, De Bruyne??
— Chris (@ChrissyG_x) October 29, 2016
Only Aguero is world class?! He seems to have forgotten DDG, De Bruyne and Sanchez.
— Douglas Lloyd (@DouglasLloydUK) October 30, 2016
But some thought he was spot on:
@alanshearer bang on. 'World Class' is overused. Aguero one of the few who can legitimately have that title.
— Jacob Clipsham (@Jewcobbeak) October 29, 2016
— Jamie (@MyManMarouane_) October 29, 2016
spot on - PL has a lot of very good players but Aguero only world class
— Max (@maxramsell) October 29, 2016
premier league has few world class players, aguero is maybe one. I can't think of another.
— Foz (@Il_Principe1982) October 29, 2016
— Ni Gel La (@N1JYX) October 30, 2016
What do you think?
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