Wahbi Khazri does not ‘regret’ English Premier League move

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The 26-year-old joined the Black Cats from the Girondins in January 2016 but has returned to the Fremch Ligue 1 on a temporary deal

Stade Rennes winger Wahbi Khazri has revealed he has no regrets over his move to the English Premier League.

The Tunisia international joined Sunderland from Bordeaux in January 2016, scoring twice in 14 appearances in the English Premier League.

However, he endured a difficult spell in his first full season at the Stadium of Light, making 23 appearances in all competitions - with only nine of them being starts - registering only a goal as the Black Cats suffered relegation.

And the 26-year-old - currently on loan at Roazhon Park - insists he does not rue his decision to move to the English top-flight.Khazri ps

“I don’t regret a second because it was the Premier League, a championship that attracted me, that I wanted to discover,” Khazri told L’Equipe.

“And when ‘Big Sam’ [Sam Allardyce] calls you, a very famous coach in England, it makes you want to move.

“He may not be the greatest tactician, but he’s a great manager who makes his team work and progress.

“Against Chelsea, I scored a great goal, Hazard and Willian came to congratulate me at full time, it was nice. If guys like that come to talk to me, it’s because they recognize my qualities.”

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Khazri has been in sensational form for Rennes so far this season, scoring six goals in ten appearances in all competitions.

And the 26-year-old will be looking to continue his impressive form when Sabri Lamouchi's side travel to the Stade Saint-Symphorien to trade tackles with Metz on December 9.

 

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