Santi Cazorla believes Spanish football is boring compared to the English game

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Santi Cazorla has hit 11 goals in the Premier league so far this season since his join from Malaga in the summer. On his way to doing so he's gained many admirers for the way he plays the game 

The Spaniard believes the English game is far more exciting than the one from his native country. 

The midfield maestro said: "Compared to Spain, the football here is less tactical, but more fun to watch and play.

"Teams always want to attack and score goals in England. In Spain they are locked down by tactics. And the atmosphere here is just amazing."

He suggests that the pace of the game is far greater in England. Cazorla comes from Asturias, a mining town in Spain known for producing talented footballers, like Chelsea's Juan Mata and Swansea City's Michu. 

Reminiscing about his childhood, Cazorla discusses how he learnt to play football on the streets and at school. Even when his teacher confiscated the ball, him and his friends would make a ball out of rolled up socks, or anything else they found. Now, as a 28-year-old, he is playing Champions League football for one of the biggest clubs in England - and he loves it!

Although, there are cruical times ahead at Arsenal as the season comes to a close. 

After the Gunners' latest defeat at Spurs, Cazorla will know his side have to find consistent form from now to the end of the season if they are to overtake their rivals to gain Champions League football. 

Next up in the league for the north London outfit is a trip to League Cup winners Swansea City. However, a return leg against Bayern Munich lies in wait next week for Santi Cazorla and his side. 

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