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Hatem Ben Arfa – Why Steve Bruce Makes Me Happy

6 years ago
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Hatem Ben Arfa has stated that he is now fully up to speed after moving to Hull City just over a month ago.

The French winger/playmaker feels that being frozen out at Newcastle and made to train with the kids, reduced him both physically and mentally.

However, Hatem now feels he is ready to make a proper impact after two brief substitute appearances in the Premier League for Hull so far;

“My fitness levels have improved an awful lot since I first arrived at this club.

“They have got better with each training session. I have worked specifically on sessions to improve my fitness.

“That has worked and I’m now at a level where I want to be so that I can make an impact on the team. I am ready to show how I can play.

Training with the kids;

“I was training with the reserves and youths at Newcastle for a long time, which was very frustrating, but I have a new challenge now with a new group.

“I am back training with fellow professionals every single day, which makes me happy.

Steve Bruce makes me happy;

“I feel as though I have been given a new lease of life under Steve Bruce and the coaching staff here.

“It is important for any player, at every level of the game, that his manager wants him. Steve Bruce wants me and that makes me happy.”

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