Monday September 28 2015
Shaqiri: ‘Premier League world’s best’

Former Inter winger Xherdan Shaqiri believe’s he’s in “the best League in the world” after joining Stoke City.

The Swiss international joined the Nerazzurri from Bayern Munich in January, but lasted just six months before being sold to the Potters.

“It’s true that Stoke don’t yet have the same kind of international reputation [as Bayern and Inter],” Shaqiri admitted, speaking to FIFA’s official website.

“The club is pursuing ambitious targets. They want to establish themselves in Europe and that’s what tempted me here.

“Stoke are offering me the opportunity to continue developing both as a player and as a person. Above all I want to play, perfect my game and move forward with the team.

“Football in Italy was very tactically oriented, and now here in England I can sense a real emphasis on attacking play. The football here is tough and spectacular, and I’m enjoying it.

“Although I’ve only played a few matches in the Premier League so far, I feel I’ve arrived in the best league in the world.”

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