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Josh Sargent: I’ve always dreamed of this

Norwich City’s newest recruit, American forward Josh Sargent, has told canaries.co.uk that it’s a dream come true to be joining a Premier League side.

canaries.co.uk: Welcome to Norwich City. How does it feel to be announced as a player here?

JS: It feels great. I’ve always wanted to play in the Premier League so it’s a very exciting opportunity for me.

canaries.co.uk: Talk us through some of the reasons why you’ve chosen this as the next destination in your career.

JS: I think the Premier League is the best league in the world and it’s going to push me and challenge me to be a better player. I heard it’s a good group of guys and I talked with the head coach already and I really like what they’re trying to do here at Norwich. I’m very excited to get started.

canaries.co.uk: What have the last few days been like for you, since you first heard about the interest the club had shown?

JS: I still had a priority at Werder Bremen. We had started our league already and had a couple of games. It’s hard to keep playing there and talk with other teams, it’s a lot going on, but I’m finally here and very excited to get started.

canaries.co.uk: You’ve had a chance to look around the facilities at Lotus Training Centre. What have you made of your new workplace?

JS: Everything looks good so far and I’m excited to meet all the guys.

canaries.co.uk: What has your knowledge been of Norwich City as a club?

JS: To be honest, I don’t know a whole lot, but I know they’ve been in the Premier League before and hopefully this time we can stay in the league and put a good effort in.

canaries.co.uk: What were your conversations like with Daniel Farke and Stuart Webber?

JS: I see how talented the whole team is and the manager - the way he speaks about how he wants to play football and play against the other teams - it sounds very attractive to me and I think it will really fit my style of gameplay.

canaries.co.uk: How have your experiences in the Bundesliga shaped you into the player you are today?

JS: I’m still very young and to get so many, not only games, but starts and to get so much time in the games has helped me gain a lot of experience and hopefully I can bring it here to the Premier League.

canaries.co.uk: What positions can you play and what do you hope to bring to the team on the pitch?

JS: I like to think my main position is a number nine, but I am also very versatile. No matter where I play, everyone can expect that I will give my all, my one hundred percent and hopefully score some goals.

canaries.co.uk: You must be feeling fit, sharp and ready to get cracking.

JS: For sure. I was one of the most fit guys at Bremen so let’s see how I compare to the other guys here.

canaries.co.uk: Do you have to pinch yourself that your dream of playing in the Premier League is about to become a reality?

JS: I think it’s hard to realise at the moment but I’m sure on the weekend when we have our first game it will become very real very fast.

canaries.co.uk: Did you speak to anyone about moving here, maybe a former teammate?

JS: Yeah, I talked to Milot Rashica a lot about it and he’s only had positive things to say about here.

canaries.co.uk: It must help settling into the team to have a familiar face.

JS: It’s definitely a plus knowing him. He can introduce me to all of the guys. I was already going to feel comfortable coming here but having him will help a lot.

canaries.co.uk: It’s quite a difficult start to the Premier League but you must be excited to get going.

JS: I’ve always dreamed of this so I’m very excited.

canaries.co.uk: There will be a capacity crowd at Carrow Road on Saturday, so to experience a full stadium on your first game will be some experience.

JS: It’s been a while. I played a couple of games this season with a few thousand and already it was a crazy feeling so I can’t imagine what it will be like this weekend.

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