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Reading's Pogrebnyak loves Premier League's all-action style

Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak admits he loves English football.

The Russian has made an instant impact ever since arriving at Fulham in January.

Asked why he preferred English football, Pogrebnyak explained: "Because of the speed, fights and tough play. As a striker I always liked crosses from the wings.

"When I was sitting in front of the television in Russia I was amazed to see when someone heads the ball after a big jump or started to dribble, it was very fascinating for me to see.

"Scoring a goal like this and then running to the fans - it's like paradise for me.

"In Germany the stadiums are packed and the infrastructure is good. But I couldn't become one with the rest.

"Here you don't have time for the training - game, regenerating exercise, training and game again.

"In England you're tired because you play football frequently, but in Germany you're tired because you train as much as a horse. But here everything is a joy and a satisfaction."


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