Loving London Life

Tuesday 13 November 2012 10:00

It’s been four months since Hugo Rodallega became a resident in the capital after joining the Club on a free transfer in the summer, following the expiry of his contract with Wigan Athletic.

The fast tempo of London initially proved to be something of a culture shock to Hugo and his family, but the striker admitted that the Rodallegas are now feeling at home in their new location.

“I’m enjoying every day that I have been here in London,” the Colombian explained. “It’s a city that all foreigners want to get to know. Obviously Wigan was also very good and I enjoyed my time there, but London is bigger and better.

“The family is definitely enjoying London. At the beginning there was a process of adapting that they had to go through and that was a bit hectic, especially encountering the new lifestyle here, which is much faster than Wigan.

“If I’m happy, then my family is happy and my wife and kid are happy. At first my wife found it a bit uncomfortable, especially not having everything in the home, but now everything is in the home and it’s all good.”

Hugo was a very popular player in Lancashire, his work rate and passion complemented by the fact that he became Wigan’s all-time leading Barclays Premier League marksman during his time at the club.

But while he enjoyed his stint at the DW Stadium, our number 20 had ambitions that he felt could be better met elsewhere.

“When I was making my decision to either join Fulham or other clubs it was a lot likelier that I would join Fulham,” he said. “When I arrived my expectations were fully met and that helped me to enjoy the Club and appreciate my teammates and our technical staff.

“I hope that I can keep performing well, keep growing as a player and keep scoring, which is what I have been signed to do.”

After breaking his Fulham duck against his former club back in September, Hugo is naturally keen to add to his tally, although his desire to see the Team succeed outweighs his own personal targets.

“We know we have big players and a very good Team,” he said. “We have confidence in each other so we want to think big and we want to think about European competitions. We want to be ambitious.

“On a personal level I want to score many goals. I’m aware of the responsibilities that I have but hopefully all the goals that I can score will be for the good of the Team. If I had to give a certain amount I would say 10 or 12. If I can hit more then that’s even better.”