Sunderland's Chopra: Championship game convinced me I had to change

Michael Chopra has revealed how watching Bristol City play QPR convinced him to make the most of his chance at Sunderland. After his brace against Middlesbrough, Chopra said: "I’m back to my old self. Being suspended and missing three games gave me the chance to sit back and look at what is happening. I probably appreciate football more than ever now. "When I had that week away I went to watch Bristol City v QPR and sat in the stand thinking I don’t really want to be in the Championship again. It made me realise the Premier League is the only place to be."

Michael Chopra has revealed how watching Bristol City play QPR convinced him to make the most of his chance at Sunderland.

After his brace against Middlesbrough, Chopra said: "I’m back to my old self. Being suspended and missing three games gave me the chance to sit back and look at what is happening. I probably appreciate football more than ever now.

"When I had that week away I went to watch Bristol City v QPR and sat in the stand thinking I don’t really want to be in the Championship again. It made me realise the Premier League is the only place to be."

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