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Max Meyer: Crystal Palace squad stronger than Schalke

Max Meyer admits he rates the Crystal Palace squad as stronger than the team he left at Schalke.

Meyer signed for Palace this summer.

“I first heard of the interest in late July, so it was only a couple of weeks later that I signed," Meyer told the club's website.

“The main difference between Palace and the other clubs interested was that Dougie [Freedman] and Iain [Moody] went out to Germany to visit me, and then I came to London to meet the manager. I already knew that it was a great club and city, but I got the feeling that Palace were making a real effort to push the deal over the line.

“Everything is new and exciting for me. I'm getting used to playing with a new team, as well as a new language and culture, but the first few weeks have been great. I can't wait to play in the Premier League. After watching the Fulham game, I've already noticed the differences between the Bundesliga and the Premier League, especially how intense and quick it is over here, so I'm very excited to get going.

“I really think we can have a good season. We have plenty of quality and a strong squad - when you compare it to Schalke, it's as strong, or maybe even stronger. I'm also enjoying being in London. It's one of the best cities in Europe, if not the best, and very different to Gelsenkirchen."

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