La Liga chief Javier Tebas has boasted that Spain is “getting used to caviar” as its teams lie 45 minutes away from European finals.
Real Madrid, Villarreal and Sevilla are due to contest Champions League and Europa League semi-finals over the next two days, with Los Blancos hoping for a repeat of their 2014 final against Atletico Madrid, who reached Milan on Tuesday, while the Andalusians bid to keep their crown for a third straight year.
“If [Real] Madrid, Sevilla and Villarreal all progress, no-one can doubt that we have the best League,” Tebas said at the presentation of the Economic Report on Friday, AS reports.
“We’re getting used to caviar, although we’ll have to settle for something less another year.
“Despite being a madridista, I’m very proud of what [Diego] Simeone has achieved.
“Atletico work exceptionally well and are also [exceptional] in an economic sense. Hopefully we’ll have another Spanish final.
Miguel Cardenal, President of Spain’s Higher Sports Council, added: “I was thrilled. I have a lot of affection for Atletico.
“We’ve seen them grow from the Sports Council. We followed the match after the tennis [referring to Rafael Nadal’s match at the Madrid Masters], and it was extraordinary.
“We used up a lot of nerves. Now we wish the same luck to Real Madrid.”