Emre Can explains why he picked Liverpool ahead of Bayern Munich

Emre Can reveals he rejected the chance to join Bayern Munich

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Emre Can has explained why he opted to join Liverpool ahead of Bayern Munich this summer.

The German champions could have activated a buy-back clause in the midfielder’s contract next year after Can joined Bayer Leverkusen from Bayern in 2013.

In England the test is different every week. I have realised you need to win the physical challenges before you win the technical challenges

Emre Can

However, the 20-year-old decided to turn his back on the Bundesliga and complete a reported a £9.75m switch to the Merseyside outfit in July.

And speaking to Liverpool’s website, Can revealed that he wanted the challenge of playing in the Premier League.

“Any move is a risk.

“Nothing is guaranteed in football. I could have stayed at Bayer Leverkusen and eventually gone back to Bayern Munich. But at this stage Liverpool seemed the right thing to do.

“The manager was very important because I could see he believed in me straight away.

“When a top team plays the bottom team in Germany, the top team usually wins by a good score. But here everything is fought for.

“In Germany, it is pass, pass, pass. That makes it easier for the top team because they are usually better at passing.

“In England the test is different every week. I have realised you need to win the physical challenges before you win the technical challenges.

“If your levels drop in the Premier League even against the bottom team you will get punished. But we know if we perform to our maximum we can achieve good results.”

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