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'Pog' loving life in England

'Pog' loving life in England

Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak has admitted he is loving life playing in England at the moment and explains how he adores English football the most.

The Russian forward has made a good start to life in the Premier League with the Royals, scoring two goals in his opening three games. Having waited ten years to finally been given his chance in England by Fulham, Pogrebnyak has explained his reasons behind wanting to play in the English top flight and why Germany was not as enjoyable for him.

Speaking to www.sport.ru, Pogrebnyak said: 'My dream has always been to play in the Premier League. At the end of the 90s I liked watching English football very much so I wanted to sign in England but I didn't think it would happen so late. But now I'm here and I'm happy about it. I prefer English football because of the speed, fights and tough play.'

'As a striker I always liked crosses from the wings. When I was sitting in front of the television in Russia I was amazed to see when someone heads the ball after a big jump or started to dribble, it was very fascinating for me to see. Scoring a goal like this and then running to the fans - it's like paradise for me.'

'In Germany the stadiums are packed and the infrastructure is good. But I couldn't become one with the rest. Here you don't have time for the training - game, regenerating exercise, training and game again. In England you're tired because you play football frequently, but in Germany you're tired because you train as much as a horse. But here everything is a joy and a satisfaction.'


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Writer:Josh
Date:Monday September 10 2012
Time: 4:00PM

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