Former Queens Park Rangers forward Robert Steiner has told the Swedish media there are especially high demands put on players in England.
The 44 year old had three spells with QPR in the 1990s, before retiring in 2000.
Speaking to Folkbladet, Steiner was asked about his time playing in England after spells with QPR, Bradford City and Walsall: “Football is as important as religion in England, and it also means that football has a very high social responsibility.”
Steiner arrived at QPR from Bradford City in 1998, and initially had two loan spells with the West London club.
The player had impressed whilst at Bradford City, scoring ten league goals in his debut season for the club.
He did enough during his loan periods at QPR to get a permanent move to Loftus Road in 1999. The former Sweden international scored six goals in his final spell with QPR before injury cut this career short.
Steiner also represented his country on three occasions, after making his debut for Sweden in 1997.