Our next player to pen a blog post from Scandinavia is Steve Simpson, who is no stranger to moving abroad having done this on quite a few occasions, now...
I’m enjoying it so far. I’m finding it a lot different to England – everything is a lot quieter and it’s just a different environment to what we’re used to in an English dressing room, but we’re enjoying it and all adapting to it really well.
Everyone is still really welcoming at the club, too, so that has been helpful.
It’s always difficult when you move to another country, but I’d probably say I’m the most used to it out of all the lads because I’ve moved from three different continents. I’ve moved from Jamaica to Canada, Canada to England and now I’m living in Denmark, so I’m more used to it, but it’s still a lot different for me.
Ronald Vrabec has just taken over. I think he’s helped the team a lot, helped our structure and made us more of a team. I think the dressing room is a lot different now – he’s brought unity, structure and intensity to the team, which is what we needed.
And our assistant, Rafael van der Vaart, is great – he’s obviously a huge name. I used to watch him on TV so, to have him as a coach is just incredible. He gives us lots of advice and, overall, he’s a great person as well as a great coach, so it’s good to work with him.
Just the other day, I was doing a shooting drill after training and he came over and gave me advice on what types of drills I should do and how to improve finishing and stuff like that.
So, it shows that, even though he’s played at the highest level and he’s a big name, he’s still very down to earth to come and used his own spare time after training to help me with my extra training. I found that very humble from such a big name.