Liverpool youngster Emre Can stated that football is faster and physically more demanding in England compared to Germany in a recent interview with the Official LFC Magazine.
Can has experience playing in Germany having risen up through the Bayern Munich youth ranks before joining Bayer Leverkusen.
“In England the football is a lot faster than when you play in Germany,” Can said.
“When you get the ball here there is instantly a player from the other team there, pressing you and challenging you.
“That makes it a lot hard when you are in possession. English football is also physically tougher than football in Germany.”
The 21-year-old joined Liverpool from Bayer last summer and had a pretty impressive debut season despite playing predominantly out of position as part of a defensive back-three and as a full-back.
Can managed to impress Germany national team head coach enough to earn a call-up last week and made his international debut in the 3-1 victory over Poland.
The Liverpool youngster did not however, get to play in his preferred midfield role but instead as a right-back.
The young midfielder is part of Germany’s large Turkish community and had the option to represent both countries at senior international level. The current Germany and Turkish national team sides feature several players from the community including Mesut Özil, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Gökhan Töre and İlkay Gündoğan.
Can is expected to start against Manchester United next week at Old Trafford next week.