In an exclusive interview with Football-Oranje, which you can watch below, Sheffield Wednesday captain Glenn Loovens suggested that the English Championship is the toughest league he has ever played in – even more so than the Eredivisie and La Liga.

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In one of the questions put forward to Loovens regarding the most difficult league he has experienced, the defender answered, “I think the Championship, where I play now, is the toughest.”

When pressed on why Spain’s La Liga was not his choice, Loovens replied, “There are so many more games in this league. The games are a lot more competitive because the teams are a lot more equal to each other. Of course, Spain is hard as well. If you play Barcelona or Real, it’s hard. I think the sheer amount of games you play makes it a very tough league.”

In addition, the 33-year-old seemingly ruled out a future return to first club Feyenoord, which he has supported since being a child.

“At the moment I have another year’s contract at Sheffield Wednesday. I’m the captain here, I’m very much respected. I enjoy my time very much [at Wednesday], so does my family, so in the near future I don’t see the urge to change my career at the moment. What the future will bring we will see but at the moment I’m very happy where I am.”

You can see the full interview below…




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