Which players in Europe’s second best competition are too good to be restricted to Thursday nights?
There are worse ways to spend one’s Thursday nights than watching Europa League football, especially towards the end.
Yet for these six players, who could be stars in the Champions League, playing in the Europa League is a waste of their talent.
Josip Illicic – Fiorentina
The tall attacking midfielder allegedly turned down Bayer Leverkusen and Liverpool when he made his move from Palermo to Fiorentina. He will be regretting that now, as his sensational skills go to waste in the Europa League.