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Onel Hernandez: I’m very hungry to play for Norwich

25 January 2018

City’s new signing Onel Hernandez says he is hungry to show Norwich fans what he can do.

Winger Hernandez, 24, has joined on a three-and-a-half-year deal from 2. Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschweig.

“I’m happy to be here,” Hernandez told canaries.co.uk. “I’m very hungry to play for Norwich. I came here to win matches, to give my all for my teammates and my club.”

A winger who can play on either flank, Hernandez says he is looking forward to playing at Carrow Road.

“I’ve seen the stadium on TV and the feeling was very good,” he said. “The fans were very good and the stadium is very fine, so everything is very positive.”

A player who likes to get the ball down and create, Hernandez says he’s looking forward to getting out on the pitch with his new teammates.

“I’m a winger, I have good speed and when I have the ball I go on the offensive with my speed,” he said. “When I see a good player in my team I give the player the ball and he makes the goal, or I make the goal myself.”

Hernandez moved from Cuba to Germany when he was six, and this will be the winger’s first taste of football outside of Germany. He previously played with Tom Trybull at Werder Bremen II, and says City’s contingent of Germany-speaking players will help him adapt quickly.

“I think English is football is good football. It’s a new chance for me, and a new level.

“For me it’s very good. I can speak with the German players, and they can help me learn to speak English and help me to live in England.”


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