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sport news Michael Owen discredits quality of the Premier League by explaining 'you don't ... trends now
sport news Michael Owen discredits quality of the Premier League by explaining 'you don't ... trends now

sport news Michael Owen discredits quality of the Premier League by explaining 'you don't ... trends now

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Michael Owen has downplayed the quality of the Premier League after stating you can have a 'decent career' in the English top-flight simply by being an 'athlete'.

The 43-year-old has enjoyed a career as a pundit after retiring from playing in 2013 following stints at Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle and Manchester United.

However, Owen - who is still hailed as the only Englishman to have ever won the Ballon d'Or - believes it is now easier for players to feature in the Premier League.

The division is widely-regarded as the most competitive league in world football, but, Owen explained 'you don't even have to be that good anymore' to play in the Premier League.

'Back in the day there were loads of great players that were absolute ballers, properly talented footballers,' he told William Hill's podcast Up Front with Simon Jordan.

Michael Own has downplayed the quality of talent currently featuring in the Premier League

Michael Own has downplayed the quality of talent currently featuring in the Premier League

Owen starred during his younger years at Liverpool before going on to play for other Premier League clubs

Owen starred during his younger years at Liverpool before going on to play for other Premier League clubs

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