Grygera settling into English life

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Zdenek Grygera says he feels satisfied with his career at Fulham, though the defender admitted that it is difficult getting used to the English style of football.

Grygera joined the Cottagers on deadline day in the summer transfer window, and has made two appearances for the side since.

And after spending four years in the Serie A, the 31-year-old says it is a different style in England that will take time to adapt to, which Martin Jol has been mindful of when making selection decisions.


"The football is different. It's much faster than Italian football, which is more tactical," Grygera told the Fulham Chronicle.

"I don't know how long it will take me to get used to it, but I hope it's not more than one year!

"I feel good and am happy with how it's going so far."

Grygera can play in numerous defensive positions, and has already shown his capability to move around the park for Fulham at Jol's request. And the Czech Republic international said that playing on either side of the defensive line up is only the beginning of what he can do.

"My best position is right-back or left-back but I can also play in the centre,” he revealed.

Grygera will be hoping to get another shot in the first team when Fulham take on Stoke at Britannia Stadium this weekend, with the Cottagers looking to back up their 6-0 thrashing of QPR before the international break.

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