Goalkeeper Nicholas Defreitas-Hansen has joined Championship club Swansea City from Everton.
He admitted to his new club’s official media that he was frustrated during his time at Goodison Park.
The stopper said he didn’t play as often as he’d liked to have done, but he did learn a lot from Jordan Pickford.
“I enjoyed my time at Everton, but with Covid there were not so many games to play in. It was frustrating in that sense, but this is a fresh start for me and I cannot wait to get back down to work,” he said.
“I worked with the first team quite a bit, so I had the chance to work with Jordan (Pickford). He is obviously a great keeper and he was great to work alongside and learn from.
“When you work with people like that you are always going to pick up things you can take forward because he was so professional and everything they do you want to take forward and learn from.
“But this is a clean slate for me now. This is a really welcoming club, and it has felt like joining a family ever since I have come here. Once I knew Swansea wanted me, I wanted to get it done and sign here.
“It all came really easily, I wanted to be here. I am confident on the ball, and I like to make myself known and communicate well. I hope I can show that here.”
“One of the main reasons is that you can see this is a club that really focuses on developing players and giving them opportunities if they earn and deserve them.
“That’s what I care about myself, improving and getting an opportunity. I want to make the most of it, I like to think I have a good presence as a keeper.”
Defreitas-Hansen will join the Swans’ under-23 squad and hope to push on and challenge for a place in the first time in due course.
Meanwhile, Pickford will look to help England into the final of Euro 2020 tonight.