For such fans, following England abroad seems less about celebration and more about occupation. They also see nothing wrong with their behaviour. But how would they feel if thousands of Portuguese marauders descended on their town, pissing in gutters, throwing bottles, and squaring up to cops? Or – as is the case in Guimarães on Thursday – forcing schools to close early because of fears of more violence?
Preezy wrote:A loss for the Premier League. When was the last time an English club pinched a La Liga star in their prime?
Only one I can think of is Di Maria to United, and that wasn't exactly against Madrid's wishes, they were hawking him all over Europe.
Pulling power of Madrid and Barca is quite simply unmatched by any other club. Not just the Premier League.
Given the circumstances, Hazard has made the right decision. The endless circling of world class talent to two teams in Spain is getting tiresome though, then again, the Premier League teams hoovering up all other players at the tier below is equally tiresome.