Oriol Romeu took a few minutes during the international break to answer some questions for the Bundesliga website, letting fans know how he's finding life in Germany. Naturally, he was asked about how he's enjoying things at Stuttgart and his growth as a player, and had the following to say on the subject:
"My main objective is to improve my game and I think I can still improve a lot. The Bundesliga is a good league to grow and to become a better player."
"We'll see what happens, but now I'm focused on the present and helping the team. I don't know what will happen in the next few years but I will never say no to staying in Stuttgart because they have treated me amazingly so far and I'm really happy here."
Romeu also has the unique perspective of having played in all three of the current top leagues in Europe, something not too many players of that age have the opportunity to say. He compared
"The Spanish league is a bit slower and more technical. In England and Germany everything is quicker and more physical. Counter attacks are something you see much more of in those two leagues. Those are the main differences for me."
"The league is growing, and has grown a lot in the last few years. That's why people are coming here from other countries, not only from Spain. On television you can see that the stadiums are always full and the atmosphere is huge and really enjoyable, so for a player to come here and play it's an honor."
Oriol has been off to a decent start this season, so hopefully he keeps it going and his club moves up the table a bit. Regardless, it's nice to see he's doing well in a more physical league following the knee injury that cost him so much time. Here's hoping he keeps it up.