Ondrej Duda on his Norwich City spell so far, Daniel Farke and a willingness to


PUBLISHED: 10:24 17 June 2020 | UPDATED: 10:24 17 June 2020

Ondrej Duda is keen to be part of Norwich City's survival battle 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Ondrej Duda is keen to be part of Norwich City’s survival battle
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Ondrej Duda is determined to help keep the Canaries in the Premier League.


Ondrej Duda is set to stay with City until the end of the season Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesOndrej Duda is set to stay with City until the end of the season Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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.

Ondrej Duda in action during the Premier League win over Leicester in February  Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdOndrej Duda in action during the Premier League win over Leicester in February Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

“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…



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