Talented youngster thinks English footballer is far more physical…
Our German summer signing Emre Can reckons playing Premier League football is a world away from competing in the Bundesliga, and probably much tougher as well, the Liverpool Echo reports.
The 20-year-old arrived from Bayer Leverkusen for around £10m before the start of the season, and despite suffering an early injury, he’s actually been one of more promising summer acquisitions, scoring a deflected goal in our last match versus Chelsea.
Can has noticed a considerable difference between competing in Germany and England, especially in regards to the Premier League’s strength in depth.
“When a top team plays the bottom team in Germany, the top team usually wins by a good score. But here everything is fought for.” he began.
“In Germany, it is pass, pass, pass. That makes it easier for the top team because they are usually better at passing.
“In England the test is different every week. I have realised you need to win the physical challenges before you win the technical challenges.
“If your levels drop in the Premier League even against the bottom team you will get punished. But we know if we perform to our maximum we can achieve good results.”
Luckily for Can, he has physical attributes in abundance. Not only is he over 6 ft. and stocky, but he’s tenacious, powerful and dynamic. He’s bound to develop both his physical and technical attributes further as he ages, and if he fulfils his undeniable potential, he could be a cornerstone of our midfield for years to come.