Yevhen Konoplyanka has taken a dig at the style of play in the Premier League, saying he prefers the more technical football in Spain.
The Ukraine winger had offers from England in the summer but eventually opted to leave Dynamo Kiev for Sevilla.
“If I was two-and-a-half metres tall and didn’t know how to control a ball then I may have gone to England, but here (in Spain), the football’s more technical. It’s the best,” he is quoted as saying by The Guardian.
“I don’t regret coming to Spain. I didn’t receive many offers. Some came from the Premier League and Sevilla and Atletico from Spain, but I kept thinking that Sevilla were right for me.
“I was very anxious when making my choice, to the point that I got nervous and lost three kilos beforehand. I loved Sevilla’s insistence on signing me, so I think I made the right decision.”