1 users online


Brede Hangeland still happy at Fulham

last updated Monday 23rd August 2010, 9:18 PM
Fulham defender Brede Hangeland
Fulham defender
Brede Hangeland
Brede Hangeland
Fulham defender Brede Hangeland has reiterated his commitment to Fulham, insisting that he is perfectly happy at the club.

The Norwegian centre-half has established quite a reputation since arriving at Craven Cottage in January 2008, leading to inevitable speculation regarding his future.

Arsenal and Liverpool are believed to be among his many admirers, with potential big-money moves often touted.

Hangeland, though, refuses to read too much into the speculation and continues to remain fully focused on his duties at Fulham.

He is enjoying life with the capital club and insists he has no reason to leave while he is playing regularly and maintaining a high level of performance.

"Some people in football are too keen to move on all the time," Hangeland told The Sunday Times.

"When you come to a club and think, 'This is a nice place, good people, good fans, doing well', those should be reasons to stay."

Fulham's recent success, including last season's run to the Europa League final, has also helped to convince Hangeland that the Cottagers can help him to fulfil his ambitions.

Highly-rated coach Roy Hodgson may have moved on to Liverpool this summer but, with Mark Hughes drafted in as his successor, the outlook still appears to be bright on the banks of the Thames.

"Apart from changing clubs, the biggest change you can experience is a new manager," added Hangeland.

"It's a new start for everyone, you have to be on your toes and take on board new ideas and I'm looking forward to the new season.

"Training is different. Under Roy Hodgson we did a lot on team shape and organisation whereas now we do more 4 v 4s, small-sided games - proper football sessions, some might say.

"It was important to get a big manager because we did so well under Hodgson and it's good the club showed it intends achieving more."

Source Chris Burton at Sporting Life
Since 1998
"It's been updated!"