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Patson Daka: It’s been easy for me to settle

Patson Daka: It’s been easy for me to settle

Zambian International striker Patson Daka is adapting well to his new surroundings at Leicester following his move from Red Bull Salzburg.

Despite being one of the newest members of the squad, the 22-year-old says he’s settled in well with the group and paid tribute to his new team-mates for making the transition so enjoyable.

“So far, it has been really good,” Daka told LCFC TV in Seagrave. “I am settling in really well. I think it has been so easy for me because everyone here is very nice. It’s like a family here.

“It has been so easy for me to settle down because everyone has made it easy for me with the way they have welcomed me. They’ve made me feel like I was part of the team already and I went out on loan and then I came back. That’s how I felt the very first day here.

“They were very excited to see me and I’m even more excited to be part of this amazing group. I’m just looking forward to what is coming ahead.”

The intensity of Leicester’s summer training has struck the former RB Salzburg forward, but he believes his experiences with the Austrian champions prepared him well for the tests he now faces in England.

“The level of quality is very high and the intensity as well,” he explained. “I love it. I really love it. I’m enjoying it because it’s not something new to me. In my previous club, the intensity was also high. There’s not much of a big difference for me, so I’ve really adapted.”

Daka has also been amazed by the facilities on offer at City’s new headquarters in north Leicestershire and is excited to get to work in matches when Brendan Rodgers’ men face Burton Albion on Saturday.

“In person, it’s really unbelievable, it’s amazing,” he continued, discussing LCFC Training Ground. “It’s something I’ve never seen before. Everything you need is here, so it’s really a great place and I’m happy to be here.

“I’m very much excited [for Burton]. I’m looking forward to the day. Most importantly, also, to contribute to the team, to get to work together now. Because we’ve been playing against each other in training, now we come together to compete with another team.

“I think it’s something I’m really looking forward to. It’s now the time to build connections with the players and to understand each other better and this is a good step to start.”


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