Boateng On Baggies

Thursday 12 September 2013 11:26

Fulham midfielder Derek Boateng believes Saturday’s clash with West Bromwich Albion is 'a very important game’ for the Whites.

Boateng arrived on a free transfer back in May, signing officially on 1st July, making his debut at Sunderland in as Fulham opened the new season with a win.

“It’s been a very good experience for me,” he said. “Being in the Barclays Premier League has been great and training alongside the kind of players we have here at Fulham. I’m getting used to the league and am very excited to be here.

“It’s a very tough league, but a very good league. Everyone is trying to do their best and every game you play is very tough. The stadium is usually full at every club which shows how much the fans love the football here and I have definitely found the right team and I am so happy to be able to play here.”

The 30-year-old midfielder played in Greece, Israel, Germany and Spain before he joined Ukrainian club FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in 2011.

“It’s a bit different to the other leagues I’ve played in around Europe,” said the Ghana international. “In Spain, they have a different style of play and the fans are different, so it’s been good for me to come to England because of the language and I have a lot of friends here. It’s not too far away from Ghana either, so I can always go back quickly when I need to.

Boateng is now turning his focus to the Whites’ next match at the Cottage this weekend.

“We’re all looking forward to West Brom now,” he said. “It’s a very important game for us after we lost the last two, so we need to get three points and get ourselves back on track and raise the confidence levels for the rest of the season.”