Lippi reckons Italian football is better because the English teams have few players from England in their teams.
Inter, Juventus and Roma were all knocked out of the Champions League by English teams this week.
“What superiority of English football over Italian? Results can be deceptive and these ones were. Besides, there is precious little of English or Italian in these teams,” he told Il Messaggero.
“Juve were absolutely on a par with Chelsea and neither side was better than the other. If not for the number of injuries, the Bianconeri could’ve gone through. It’s not enough evidence to suggest the English clubs are stronger.”
He continued: “Inter struggled more in the first leg than the second. Let’s just say they were eliminated at San Siro. In this case we also need to consider that they picked the best team in the world right now, so losing to the best is no reason to dub it a crisis.”
He added: “Do you know what I say? It would be fun to have right now a match between Italy and England at international level.”