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Fulham striker Ruiz up for the fight

last updated Wednesday 07th September 2011, 10:43 PM

Fulham striker Bryan Ruiz
Fulham striker
Bryan Ruiz
Bryan Ruiz
New Fulham striker Bryan Ruiz has vowed to prove he is worth the money Martin Jol paid for him on deadline day.

Ruiz, 26, joined from FC Twente for a fee believed to be in excess of £10million to become Jol's seventh summer signing at Craven Cottage.

The Costa Rica international said"I know that a lot is expected of me but I'm here to make a difference - I want to do all I can for Fulham.

"This is an exciting challenge for me, possibly the biggest of my career so far. I have signed for a team that is continuing to grow and one that offers so many possibilities."

Despite the reported large fee, Ruiz is not worried about playing in what is perceived to be a tougher league than Holland's Eredivisie.

"The club paid a lot of money for me, I know that, but it is a responsibility I am willing to carry. I will react positively and hopefully I can take the chance that I have been given," he said.

"There were a number of things that attracted me to Fulham.

"Of course, there was the chance to play in the Premier League and for a manager that I have a lot of respect for. I know the way he (Jol) works and I'm confident that I can do all that he wants me to."

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