Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld is enjoying the Premier League experience.

The Dutchman bounced around the lower leagues of Europe until finding himself at St Mary's.

"I enjoy myself here every day. The Premier League was for me a long time utopia, not many players in the second division of Austria, where I have played, have reached the Premier League.

"At Southampton I've already played against the top teams of England, except Chelsea."

He added: "Before this season my place was certain. But Maya Yoshida's arrival means there's three central defenders for two positions. I need to know what the coach is thinking."