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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