Socceroos defender Harry Souttar says it’s a “dream come true” to be enjoying within the English Premier League as he prepares himself for a relegation dogfight with Leicester Metropolis.
World Cup hero Souttar, who joined Leicester in January on a five-and-a-half-year deal from second-tier Stoke Metropolis, described his first seven weeks with the Foxes as a “whirlwind”.
Following final weekend’s 1-1 draw with Brentford, Leicester is a degree above the relegation zone.
“It’s a dream come true to get there as a result of each particular person needs to be enjoying their soccer within the high league,” Souttar mentioned on Thursday in Sydney, the place he’s getting ready for the Socceroos’ conflict with Ecuador on Friday evening.
“It began properly with a few wins, and we’ve had some poor outcomes, however when you take a look at the desk, it’s so tight. From twelfth to backside, there’s (4) factors in it.
“Our fixtures have been actually powerful, however that’s what you need.
“Coming off the again of this (worldwide) break, we’ve obtained 4 video games with groups round us which are going to be huge when it comes to the place we end on the finish of the season.”
Souttar mentioned the primary variations between the Premier League and the second-tier English Championship had been “focus and tempo”.
“I don’t assume it will be honest for me to say there’s no god gamers within the Championship as a result of there’s implausible gamers within the Championship,” he mentioned.
“In (Premier Leagues) video games the massive distinction I’ve seen is for 10 minute spells you’re sprinting in all places – there’s no relaxation.
“Then there’s somewhat five-minute break and it’s again to it. The highs and lows could be the largest distinction for me.”
Souttar, who recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee to play finally yr’s World Cup in Qatar, was grateful for the assumption proven in him by Socceroos coach Graham Arnold.
“Over the past 12 months with damage, I labored my socks off to get again match and get within the (Australian) group. I do know the boss (Arnold) put religion in me, and he’s large on the mindset of gamers,” the 24-year-old Scottish-born Socceroo mentioned.