Bednarek: It's great to be here

By SFC Media Mon 17 Jul Jan Bednarek
Photo by Naomi Baker | Jan Bednarek

Jan Bednarek is relishing building relationships with his Southampton teammates after his first training session at Staplewood Campus today.

The Poland under-21 interntional defender re-joined the group after a slightly extended break, following his participation in the European Championships.

But while Saints’ first summer signing now feels mentally refreshed, a vehement desire to hit the ground running was reflected in additional fitness work ahead of next week’s trip to France.

“I was really missing football so I’m just happy I’m here,” said Bednarek.

“It was good to have some rest but I didn’t forget about keeping in shape so I did some extra work and I feel good and ready.

“We have to be one team if we are to be successful so it’s very important to know each and have good relationships.

“Day after day I will know everyone much better and that’s a point to try and get to know about my teammates as fast as possible.

“It’s good that we can go on a camp so I can start to co-operate with my teammates and it will be very good for me.”

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