The wife of Djibril Cisse says she would have preferred he had moved to a Premier League club than sign Lazio.

The former Liverpool and Sunderland striker rejected English offers to join Lazio last week from Panathinaikos.

Jude Cisse admits her husband struggled to cope with the Greek fans while at Panathinaikos.

And on moving to Rome, she added: " ... in fact I would have preferred Djibril return to England, for the unity of the family.

"But from Rome to London isn't so bad and there are daily flights of a short duration, so this is positive."