English Premiership

Fuchs: EPL better than boring Bundesliga

2016-03-15 11:39
Christian Fuchs (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs has claimed that the Premier League is far more exciting than the German Bundesliga, as evidenced by his side's unprecedented title tilt.

The Austria international has plenty of experience of German football after seven years in Germany's top flight with VfL Bochum, FSV Mainz 05, and FC Schalke 04, prior to joining the Foxes at the beginning of the season.

While FC Bayern München look set to retain their Bundesliga title, with Borussia Dortmund their only realistic contenders, Fuchs is enjoying an unpredictable, tightly-contested Premier League campaign in which his side lead the standings heading into the final weeks.

"Honestly, I think the Bundesliga is boring," he told Bild am Sonntag. "In 95% of cases Bayern win the match. In England, the level is much higher and anyone can beat anyone.

"The game is allowed to flow much more [in England]. That's really cool. I enjoy all my bruises every week. The rest of the league is not bad, but we are just as good."

While Die Roten have become accustomed to sweeping aside all before them, Leicester have taken England's traditional heavyweights by surprise, but the 29-year-old insists that they are not punching above their weight.

"[It is] primarily the result of hard work," he said. "In addition, the club is an absolute oasis of well being. Everybody fights and runs for one another, there is no envy. We just go out, want to have fun and win.

"It makes me proud but it's not entirely surprising. I noticed the potential of the team in the summer training camp. It is a huge pleasure to play for this club."


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