Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic has admitted he would one day be open to playing the Premier League, ESPN
Subotic, who has been a Dortmund player since a 2008 move from Mainz, told German publication Kicker that the prospect of playing in a league where more physical contact is allowed is something that appeals to him. But, he stressed, there is nothing in the pipeline regarding a Dortmund exit, and he has no intentions of forcing the issue.
“First of all, I plan my summer vacation and the Ethiopia trip with my charitable foundation in June. I don’t know what happens after that,” he said. “I can still imagine playing in a league someday which rates physical football.
“The game in England is tougher, more aggressive and more physical – in a sportsmanlike sense,” Subotic added. “As a centre-back I don’t always want to fear just touching an opponent.”
Subotic, born in the former Yugoslavia, spent part of his younger days in Germany before moving to the United States and representing a number of clubs including Impact United and South Florida Bulls. He returned to Germany with Mainz in 2006 and graduated to the senior side in 2007, playing there for a year before joining Dortmund.
He is a two-time Bundesliga winner with Dortmund, and was part of the team that finished runners-up to Bayern Munich in the 2013 Champions League.
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