Interview : Michael Ngoo : 11/07/2013
Michael Ngoo Speaks To The BBC After He Signed On Loan
Michael Ngoo
Michael Ngoo
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Yeovil Town's on loan striker Michael Ngoo spoke to BBC Somerset reporter Tim McSweeney on Thursday 11th July 2013, after he completed a loan move from Liverpool that will keep him at the club for the 2013-14 season.

MN: It was just something that happened really quickly. I thought it was good for me, as it helps me play. I've followed the team from when they moved from League One into the Championship, and I thought that the team spirit from the boys was fantastic. So I felt that it was something I couldn't say no to.

TM: Have you spoken to the manager Gary Johnson? What's he said to you? How did he sell the club to you?

MN: Yes, I spoke to Gary and he mentioned to me that the bunch of boys that he's got here are all here to fight. We're all passionate, we're all together. We all stick together, and we want to go out there and show everyone how good we are. That just touched me, because I normally like to play in a team that fights. Hopefully I'll play more, I'll show my talent more. I'll help the team with my assets and the team can help me to become a better player. Obviously it's a good league, so it's going to be difficult, but I'm pleased to be here.

TM: The manager has been talking about the good competition for places now up front, with your arrival. There's a good set of strikers at Yeovil Town this season, and I suppose that competition is something that you're prepared for this season.

MN: Yes, of course. I'm always prepared for battle. It's always good when someone keeps you on your toes, as it makes you work even harder to keep your shirt and keep your position. So I'm pleased with the group that are here. I had training with them today and I thought they were all fantastic.

TM: For any Yeovil Town fans listening, what sort of player are they going to get next season? You're a big lad and a 6'6" striker, so you've got the height side of it, but what sort of a game are you going to be bringing to Huish Park?

MN: I'm going to bring power, I'm going to bring pace and I'm going to be direct. I'm just going to follow on from the successful season that they've had.

TM: Just finally, you played in the Scottish Premier League last season, in a loan spell for Hearts. How was that experience for you? What did you get from that?

MN: It was a good experience, although it was a tough one. Playing in a tough league helped me as a person - it helped me as a player and it helped me mentally. So I'm ready for the next task.

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