New West Bromwich Albion arrival Filip Krovinovic has given a recent interview to Croatian media and it’s fair to say the 23-year-old midfielder has certainly done his homework on the club.
As fans will know the Benfica player becomes head coach Slaven Bilic’s first capture since taking on the role this summer and fans are already pretty excited by what they’ve seen and heard of him.
The interview with Sata24 (via Sport Witness) is pretty indepth and he seems thrilled that he’s got the chance to test himself in England now and obvious Bilic made quite the impact on him when it came to deciding to make the move.
“I am honoured and privileged that Slaven Bilic wanted me, and I consider this to be a praise for the work I have done. I do not feel pressured nor afraid of challenges, it is just motivation for further work. He (Bilic) works calmly and relaxed, with no nervousness or stress. He knows what he needs, he feels great experience. I talked to teammates, everybody praises him, and coach Dean Racunica has impressed me. He participates in training, shows us everything and plays with us, the man is lightweight, so he could still play football.”
With Goran Ivanisevic being a known fan and occasional attendee at The Hawthorns he also featured in the interview as apparently he’s compared him to Luka Modric-like in the past.
“Thank you, if Goran really said that, then I have to give him a shirt, he deserves it. I know he’s a fan of West Bromwich and I believe we’ll be the best in the Championship, just like Goran was in Wimbledon.”
Whatever kind of player he turns out to be, fair play on the homework front as plenty of players wouldn’t ordinarily go to that kind of detail when discussing loan moves with our a buy clause. Either that or he’s just naturally a keen student of the UK game.
“That’s what I was talking about with agent Marjan Sisic. Here are clubs like Swansea, Stoke, Fulham…we do not need to talk about how much they invest in the team. And it is also the fourth most glorious league in the world. The stadiums are full while the final match for the Premier League, which is played at Wembley, is more valuable than the Champions League final.”