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Player says he was ‘out of comfort zone’ at Burnley – Different type of football – Loved the fans



Steven Defour arrived at Burnley in 2016 and after spending three seasons with the Premier League side, he joined Antwerp on a free transfer in the summer.
The midfielder had a year left on his contract at Turf Moor, but the Clarets terminated his contract and allowed the 31-year-old to return to Belgium for personal reasons.
Defour made over 20 appearances in the league in the first two seasons, but a knee injury forced the former Porto player to go under the knife in early 2018.
He struggled to feature regularly for Sean Dyche?s side since returning to full fitness, not making a single appearance in 2019 as another injury setback saw him spend more time on the sidelines.
Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws sat down for an interview with the former Burnley man and one of the questions put forward to him was about his time in England. ?It was a bit out of my comfort zone [at Burnley]. A different playing style, different training sessions. After my first year, I managed to adjust in that team and I had a good second season,? Defour said.
?Then came the cartilage surgery and I was out for nine months. They wanted me back quickly, but the doctors told me that for 18 months I would occasionally experience pain.?
Despite having to adapt to life in England at the beginning, Defour insisted he enjoyed his time at Burnley.
?Burnley is a good club with all hard workers and no one imagining themselves as a star. It was a good experience. I just wanted to play more, because I loved ...
URL source: http://sportwitness.co.uk/category/premier-league/burnley/

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