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The Borussia Dortmund defender has admitted that he could see himself moving to England but says the German top flight is more technical

Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic says he would like to play in a “physical” league like the , but insists the best football is played in the Bundesliga.

Subotic has been a key player for Dortmund for the last seven years, winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012 and reaching the 2013 Champions League final, but has been unable to prevent Jurgen Klopp’s men from enduring a dramatic slump this season.

While he insists Germany’s top flight has the highest technical level in Europe, the 26-year-old admits the thought of a move to England has crossed his mind.

“The best football is played in the Bundesliga, which has established itself in internationally very well,” he told Kicker. “It is as much on a high as the DAX [the German equivalent of the FTSE 100].

“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. As a centre-back I don’t always want to fear just touching an opponent.

“How can I do my work when my opponent starts crying without contact? And penalties being awarded after dives annoy me, I think that’s cheating.

“I just don’t like it when an attacker is going at what feels like one kilometre an hour and flies like he’s been hit by a car.”