Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard has been discussing the differences between supporters in the Premier League compared to the Bundesliga.
Vestergaard has spent the large majority of his senior footballing career in the top-flight of German football following ventures with Hoffenheim, Werder Bremen and Borussia Monchengladbach.
However, in the recent summer transfer window, the central defender opted to switch the Bundesliga for Premier League football as he completed a £18 million move to Southampton.
Vestergaard has already established himself as an important part of Mark Hughes’ plans, starting in each of Saints’ Premier League fixtures so far when fit.
There have been noticeable differences in fan culture between German football and the English game, which Vestergaard has alluded to when in discussion with the Danish media. As quoted by Tipsbladet, the defender explained the primary changes in the atmosphere that he has acknowledged.
I actually think there’s quite a big difference. In Germany, there is a great tradition that all clubs have a form of “Ultra-tribune”.
In England, the entire stadium reacts if there is a decision they are dissatisfied with. If you do a good tackle, the whole stadium will stand up and start clapping.
Vestergaard will be keen to continue his strong start to life with Southampton against Brighton and Hove Albion following the ongoing international break.