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Teemu Pukki: I’m really excited to be here and play in England

3 July 2018

Teemu Pukki is looking forward to the forthcoming season and settling into his new club after joining Norwich City on a three-year deal.

Pukki moves to City on a free transfer having spent the last four seasons playing for Danish Superliga side Brondby.

The 28-year-old arrives in Norfolk, having spent his career around Europe including spells in Germany, Spain and Scotland, and he cannot wait to get started at Carrow Road and have a taste of English football.

“I’m settling in well. The first day was pretty tough, there were two training sessions – I’m still recovering from that! But it’s been good,” said Pukki. “The guys have taken me in well and I’ve seen a little bit of the city as well, and it’s been a good start.”

The Finnish international explained his decision in choosing a move to the Canaries: “I played four years in Denmark and I felt I needed some new experiences and then I had good talks with the boss and the Sporting Director, and I think that was the last thing that made me make the decision to come here. I also came here one day before to see the stadium and see the training ground, and I was really pleased with how they were doing things here.

“I’ve played in Spain, Germany and also Scotland, Denmark and Finland, and as I said I needed some new experiences. The football in England is probably the biggest country to play in the world, and I’m really excited to be here and play in England.”

On his team role, Pukki added: “Of course I’m a striker and the job for strikers is mostly to score goals so that’s one thing I want to bring to the team. I would say I’m quite good moving up there and I have good runs, and I will work for the team.”

“The first couple of days have been just training and getting to know the guys so it will take time to really settle in, but there’s lots of time before the real games start - so it’s good to be here every day, train with the guys and also when we start having some friendlies to play some games also. It was a good time to come and hopefully be fully settled when the real games start.”    

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