Ruud van Nistelrooy interview

Q&A: Ruud van Nistelrooy on Hamburg, Madrid and the Premier League

February 4, 2010
By Nick Bidwell
He was among the most sought after commodities in the January transfer window and it was the increasingly attractive lure of playing in Germany's Bundesliga that persuaded Ruud van Nistelrooy to take his leave from Real Madrid.

Soccernet's Nick Bidwell caught up with the former Manchester United hit-man as he settles into his new home in Hamburg.

Why did you decide to sign for Hamburg?

The more I thought about joining Hamburg, the more the move appealed to me because ...

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