World gasps as Andy Gray claims Messi & Barcelona would struggle at Stoke & Blackburn

The social networks have been buzzing in recent days after Andy Gray came out with some mental quotes on Barcelona, Lionel Messi and the seemingly enduring debate over whether La Liga or the Premier League is the best in the world.

Speaking on Monday night, ahead of the Manchester City-Everton encounter, with his regular sparring partner Richard Keys, Gray came out with some outlandish claims including:

“The Premier League is stronger in depth than La Liga.”

“I don’t know if Barcelona have ever gone to a place like the Britiannia Stadium and suffered the kind of onslaught from Tony Pulis’ team of long throws and free-kicks or been up to a place like Blackburn and been beaten up by their long ball into the box.”

On Cristiano Ronaldo, Gray added: “he would not be the player that he is today had he not played in English football.”

In truth, Gray has been misquoted by a number of outlets out there, as the video below shows. But, this is yet again some ridiculous punditry from a Sky team that has for a long time been out of touch with reality.

Andy Gray & Richard Keys’ discussion about the Premier League and La Liga is on this video.