Coventry City’s big-money summer signing Gustavo Hamer says the rain and drizzle of the Midlands are well worth putting up for to play in England’s physical football league.
The midfielder, 23, is relishing life in England, he says, and cannot get enough of the Sky Blues’ busy fixture schedule – even if manager Mark Robins would prefer things to slow down a little.
The courageous ball-winner says he wants the games to keep coming, thick and fast, and quipped ‘I love playing football’ when asked about this summer’s unique and hurried pre-season.
Coventry came out winners twice at London Road on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals from Callum O’Hare, Matty Godden, Jodi Jones and Amadou Bakayoko.
But Hamer played his part during game one with a 90-minute-long leading role.
“A win, so that’s fine,” beamed Hamer, speaking to CWR.
“The season is almost here and everybody needs to be fit so it was good for so many of us to get ninety minutes. That was a good thing.
“We have played a lot of games together so we are getting to know each other better. We are learning the movements from each other, which was hard for me at first but we are getting there.”
He continued: “I am enjoying it so much, here. I love to play football and we are playing two games per week, which is lovely. I am working hard and training my best. It is a little bit rainier than the Netherlands, but it’s been good.
“The tempo here is higher too and it’s more physical, which I love. That’s the biggest difference. I am playing in the same position as I played before, which is good.
He added: “It’s been a long pre-season, I can’t wait to get going but we are ready.”