Tiene hails Premier League
Siaka Tiene has told skysports.com that it would be 'fantastic' to play in the Premier League.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 09/12/08 6:07pm
Valenciennes midfielder Siaka Tiene has told skysports.com that it would be 'fantastic' to play in the Premier League.
The Ivory Coast international, who started in his side's 2-1 defeat to Bordeaux last Friday, believes English football is the best in the world.
He is a product of the famous ASEC Mimosa football academy and has seen other graduates Kolo Toure, Didier Zokora, Emmanuel Eboue and Salomon Kalou flourish in the Premier League.
"English football is the best football at the moment, it is one of the best leagues, if not the best in the world, although the Spanish league is also very good," he said, adding it would be 'fantastic' to play in the Premier League.
"Most of my mates from the academy - Kolo, Zokora, Eboue, Kalou - all are having the best time of their lives. I am proud of them because they are realising a childhood dream.
"If a club from the Premiership or the Championship came in for me? I will have to listen and make my club aware.
"But at the moment, I have my feet on the ground and I am playing for Valenciennes to make sure we stay in League 1."