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Blackpool's Carney admits he would have rued decision to not join Premier League

Blackpool recruit David Carney admits he would have regretted his decision if he did not make the move to the English Premier League earlier this year. The 26-year old winger left Dutch champions FC Twente in September to sign with the Seasiders and he feels it would have been a missed opportunity if he remained in Holland.

"The Premier League is the best in the world. When the opportunity came up, I think there would have been a few raised eyebrows as I was with a Champions League club, and we had a really good team at Twente," he said in an interview with FIFAF.com.

"To go to the Premier League is something I would have regretted if I didn't take up the opportunity."

Although Carney has struggled to make an impression at Bloomfield Road, he believes the attacking style of manager Ian Holloway will suit him in the long run.

"Ian Holloway plays attacking football, he just goes for it," he added. "The front four all move around, they have free roles and it is great as a footballer to be able to play with that freedom. He also wants you to work really hard to win the ball back. He is a really good manager."

Carney has made just two league appearances for Blackpool - in the 2-0 win at Newcastle and the 2-1 home win against West Brom on the weekend.

Andrew Slevison
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