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Moritz Leitner: I'm very happy to be here

5 March 2018

Moritz Leitner says he has loved every minute of his time at Norwich City so far.

The German midfielder signed for the club in January, joining on loan from FC Augsburg, and he has quickly become one of the first names on Daniel Farke’s teamsheet.

Reflecting on his first two months at the club, Leitner said: “I’m really happy. I have a nice apartment and until now everything has been easy for me because everyone has helped me.

“If I have some small problems, everybody does everything to help me so I feel very comfortable. My teammates and staff are very nice.

“I can’t say anything terrible about Norwich or about the club because it’s really nice and I’m very happy to be here.

“What’s really nice here is that you can be who you are and everybody respects that."

Leitner arrived in England with serious pedigree having featured for Borussia Dortmund when they won the Bundesliga and German Cup and reached the Champions League final, all between 2011 and 2013.

Although the 25-year-old has struggled for minutes over recent seasons he says he is coping as well as he can with the demands of the Sky Bet Champiosnhip.

“I didn’t play so much in Germany over the last few months but I know my body and I have a good level of fitness,” he continued.

“We’ve recently had three games in six days and I played every 90 minutes and I ran a lot. So it was not so easy but I think for every player it’s hard to play three games in six days.

“But I prefer this than training. I love playing football. Sometimes the body has to do a lot of regeneration but if you help it get fit, you can play every game.

“After every game and after training, I’m always in the ice baths. I stay in there a long time, it’s not a nice feeling but after that, your body says thank you!”

Read more from Leitner in the latest edition of OTBC! Priced at just £3.50, copies will be on sale around the ground on matchday or you can purchase it online HERE.

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