PUBLISHED: 10:24 17 June 2020 | UPDATED: 10:24 17 June 2020
Ondrej Duda is determined to help keep the Canaries in the Premier League.
Under the Carrow Road lights back in January, the attacking midfielder injected a fresh dose of quality into City’s offensive phases of play.
His technical proficiency allowed him to play with limited touches and he got City moving up the pitch in a manner which some of his predecessors in that role had failed to manage prior to his arrival.
Acclimatising to unfamiliar surroundings, a totally new division and a new set of colleagues can take time – something Duda admits has been the case for him.
“It was easier for me than in Germany, because I already knew English,” said the Slovakian international.
“It is not easy. I came here for a half-year loan and I had to quickly acclimatise in a new city, new club. Just in a new environment. It’s not a long time, some players get acclimatisation quickly, but others need more time. It took me quickly.
“Dressing room colleagues helped me a lot, as did the coach and club representatives. I am happy in Norwich.”
Duda has made seven top-flight appearances for the Canaries since his winter move to Norfolk and he reflects on his City debut with fond memories, as well as City’s trip to St James Park.
“In my first match against Bournemouth, we played a good game,” he said. “And the meeting with…