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Teemu Pukki on settling into life at Norwich City

4 October 2018

Teemu Pukki says he has settled into life seamlessly at Norwich City and hopes his hot streak continues.

The City striker has been in good form since joining on a free transfer from Brondby in the summer, scoring six goals in 12 matches so far.

Having previously had spells in Spain, Germany, Denmark, Scotland and his homeland of Finland, a move to English football was new territory for the 28-year-old. 

However, he's shown no signs of needing time to acclimatise.

"I never expected the start of my career here to go this well," said Pukki. "Of course I’m very happy to be playing this well from the beginning and I hope I can keep doing the same.

"There’s a nice group of guys in the dressing room. We are a pretty young team and I suppose I’m one of the older guys, even though I’m 28.

"I’m quite a quiet guy in the dressing room but I enjoy the atmosphere, we have lots of funny guys in there.

"I really like the way Daniel [Farke] works. It was a good pre-season and very easy to fit into the group.

"We played well early on but couldn’t get the results we probably deserved. But the results are coming now so it’s looking good at the moment. But we need to keep working hard.

Pukki is enjoying life in England off the pitch as well: "We’ve been playing quite a bit recently so there hasn’t been many days off but my fiancé and young baby are here living with me so we try and get out as much as we can.

"We go to the city quite a bit when we get a chance – we like it here, it’s very relaxed."

Looking ahead, Pukki thinks it's vital City carry on the momentum their eight-game unbeaten run has produced.

"We have the confidence at the moment to help us through games against good teams. It’s important we continue this run now."

Hear more from Teemu in this week's edition of OTBC, available at Carrow Road on Saturday for just £3. Alternatively, you can order our official matchday programme ONLINE.


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