Best friends David Wagner and Jurgen Klopp once shared a room, but now they share a footballing philosophy - and demand the same high work ethic from their strikers.

That's the view of former Borussia Dortmund II forward Timmy Thiele, who is now plying his trade in England with Burton Albion.

The 24-year-old played under the Huddersfield Town boss when the pair were in Germany, and Thiele retains a high opinion of his former coach, as well as the system being taught at PPG Canalside and at Liverpool's Melwood training ground.

"David Wagner was my coach in Dortmund," Thiele told the Burton Mail.

"When he was in Dortmund, he was the same as Klopp, so he likes to press high against teams, and he wants to play a lot of football.

"He wants to press, press, press. He's a nice guy and I wish him the best with Huddersfield."

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And Thiele thinks the recent influx of Germans into the English system can only be a good thing - for both nations.

While the striker thinks both styles can learn from each other, he believes the difference is mainly in speed of transition from front to back, and that means a lot of hard work from the likes of Nahki Wells in scoring and preventing goals.

Thiele added: "He's following me over here!

"We have a lot of players coming to England.

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"It's good for us, the German part and the English part as well, because they bring a lot of experience.

"We can learn from each other, it will be a good mix and he will show what he can bring.

"It can suit English football because the difference between English football and German football is the quickness.

"It is a lot of pushing, defence to attack, defence to attack, very quick.

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"He wants to play that sort of game.

"Both of them (Klopp and Wagner) are best friends and are really good coaches – and I wish them all the best in England.

"In Germany, under Klopp or under Wagner, you have to work very hard as a striker.

"But it helps the whole team because it starts from the front, goes to the back and when you are very tight in the middle of the pitch, you don't get so many goals."