Isla: I hope Italian football gets better

Speaking ahead of yesterday's Champions League action, Queens Park Rangers' Juventus loanee Mauricio Isla discussed the state of Serie A.

Chilean international Mauricio Isla has admitted that he hopes Serie A can catch up to the level of the Premier League.

Isla was being interviewed before Roma impressively flew the flag for Italy with a 1-1 draw at Manchester City and he confessed that he would like Serie A to be stronger.

Midfielder Isla left Italian champions Juventus for Queens Park Rangers in the summer on a season loan and is adapting to life in England.

Over the last couple of years, Italian sides have been less able to compete with English clubs in the transfer market and many of the most talented players have slipped the net.

"Milan and Inter remain behind, but Roma did well in the transfer market," Isla told

"But I just hope that Italian football improves a bit and that in the future champions arrive in Serie A."

Last season Italy's European representatives were eliminated quickly from the Champions League but Juventus are expected to progress this time around and Roma have given themselves a good shot at qualification.

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