The universal opinion these days seems to be that the Premier League is the best in Europe at this moment in time.

Ask the experts, analysts, fans and everyone else in between and the vast majority will tell you that England’s top flight trumps what’s on offer elsewhere.

That’s the opinion of Watford defender Jose Holebas, who has played in both countries, having featured for 1860 München earlier in his career.

He recently compared the Premier League to the Bundesliga and made it clear that he does not think too highly of the latter.

He told Sport Buzzer: “Who do you have that’s still doing great? Of course, there are clubs like Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen or FC Schalke.”

“You only have four or five good clubs in Germany; then nothing after that.”

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That interview caused a few waves in Germany and reached SC Freiburg striker Nils Petersen.

In an interview with Sport 1, the subject of Holebas’ comments about the Bundesliga were raised, and the 30-year-old was not impressed.

While questioning the Watford man’s comments, he was also less than enthusiastic about the Premier League, namechecking Crystal Palace and Huddersfield in particular.

“I do not know if he (Holebas) celebrated great successes in Germany,” he said.

“I do not have to go to Huddersfield or Crystal Palace, that does not make me more excited than duels against Augsburg, Mainz or Freiburg.”

“Just because you earn a lot of money in England, doesn’t mean it’s no longer attractive to play in the Bundesliga, but when I see the transfer fees in England, I feel sick.”