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INTERVIEW: Victor Torp looks back at his first week training with the Sky Blues

The midfielder joined the Sky Blues last week...

19 January 2024

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Victor Torp looks back at his first week training with the Sky Blues

The midfielder joined the Sky Blues last week...

19 January 2024

The Sky Blues latest signing, Victor Torp, has enjoyed his first week with the club, following his arrival last week.

The midfielder watched his teammates pick up three points against Leicester City, before joining in a week’s training with them leading up to this weekend’s clash with Sheffield Wednesday.

Torp moves to England having played in the Norwegian topflight recently, where their season ended at the start of the December.

Victor has now spent his first week getting to know his new teammates, coaching staff and adjusting to life with the Sky Blues.

 

Victor’s first week…

“I've been here a week now and they’ve been a good couple of days and I’m just trying to settle down with everything.

“The lads are really great and have taken good care of me, but then you know you have to find an apartment, a car and, all that practical stuff but that's going well also so I'm happy and selling well.”

 

Thoughts on the Coventry Building Society Arena…

“The Arena is great, it’s a fantastic stadium.

“On Saturday the atmosphere was electric, and the fans were great, and it was a good game.

“I think the experience I've had at the stadium so far has been amazing.”

 

Thoughts of the team’s performance against Leicester watching on…

“I knew before I came here that the team was good and they're really good players but of course, Saturday the game was great and a really good game and I enjoyed watching.”

 

Long term aims at Coventry…

“I signed a four-and-a-half-year contract and now I'm just looking forward to getting started and prove myself on the pitch and show what I can do.

“I'm here for the long term and I know it may take some time to get going, but I'm ready for that and I'm just looking forward to this new challenge.”

 

Championship football…

“I know it's a tough competition and there are a lot of games with a lot of intensity in the in the games as well.

“I'm from Denmark and you watch a lot of English football and I know the football culture here is really great and a lot of games with a lot of intensity and for me that's what you want to do, you want to play a lot of games so I'm looking forward to that.

“I've been played in Norway, where the intensity is lower than here and fewer games so it may take some time to settle in, but I'm just ready for the challenge and to do my best every day to get to get going as a player and as a person and just want to help the team as fast as possible.”

 

Meeting his new teammates…

“It's a really good group of players and some really good lad’s here and they’re taking good care of me and I feel welcome already from the team so that's nice for me also to feel welcome from the first day.”

 

How he plays…

“A central midfielder who likes to play box-to-box. I want to attack, and I want to defend and give everything in all games.

“I like to have the ball to play with my teammates and I want to create something offensive with shots, goals, assists and I want to be part of all that.

“In Norway, I played as a six, eight and a ten, so I think my qualities can be placed in three positions in the midfield.

“Now, I just want to get to know the lads and enjoy myself on the pitch.”

 

Getting up to speed…

“My last game was third of December, so I haven't played as much football recently, so of course it takes some time to get into the rhythm and the game speed and I'm aware of that.

“I want to play games as fast as possible, but I know it takes some time to settle in and get used to the speed and the tempo of the game so, I’m aware of that and I will take it day by day.”

 

Ambitions of playing for Denmark…

“I think it's the dream for every player to represent their country and, and I have that dream also.

“I've had it since I was a little kid, but for me now the focus is here, and I want to prove myself here first and show what I can do as a player and for the team.

“My main focus is here now but of course, you know, I think every player has a dream to play for their national team.”

 


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