Yoshida could have joined clubs in Holland and his homeland last month but an ankle ligament injury to Dejan Lovren prevented a move and has given him a run in the team.
He said: “It is very good to be back in the team and I am happy to be playing again.
“There is very good competition for defenders and centre backs so I need to keep applying myself.
“When I wasn’t playing the team was playing very well so I couldn’t be disappointed but I tried to be professional and wait for my chance and now I have a massive chance I think.
“I did not think about leaving. The stadium and the club are fantastic. My dream is to play in the Premier League and have success here. Why would I play half a season then go to another club or another country, that’s crazy.”
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