Jozy Altidore - 'I Will Give Sunderland Everything!'

10 July 2013 06:56
New Sunderland signing Jozy Altidore says he cannot wait to get his Black Cats career underway.

Jozy Altidore: "I'm excited.

"Anybody who knows anything about football knows that the Premier League, when you look at everything as a full package, is the biggest league in the world.

"I'm thrilled to be here and I'm looking forward to getting adjusted as quickly as possible.

"It's a fantastic club, everyone here is so welcoming. I'm really excited about this season - it has everything here, all the combinations to be a big club, so I'm really excited to be a part of it.''

"To be able to play in front of a stadium like that is going to be really exciting - I hope they like what I do on the pitch.

"Everybody, I'm sure, is excited to get the season off to a good start and I'm no different.

"I can't wait to meet the guys, meet the coaching staff and get acclimatised as soon as possible.

"I'm just going to give everything I can to the team, that's the biggest thing, to get the respect of your team-mates and when you do that, I think everything will fall into place.

"I'll just give my all for the club. I really appreciate the club making the investment in me as a player and I want to give that back.'

"I think it was really important for me [to play at Hull City].

"I had no experience of European football anywhere, so going to Hull was good for me to get my feet wet and start playing.

"I learned a lot about myself and I look back on it as an experience which helped to shape me into the player I am today.

"After playing in it, I knew it was a league that if you got the chance to play in, you should do so as long as possible.

"I really appreciate the club making the investment in me as a player and I want to give that back."


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Source: Sunderland-Mad