Adam Lallana says joining Albion feels like starting ‘the second part of my career.’
The midfielder could make his debut in tonight’s Premier League opener against Chelsea at the Amex and is excited about what the future holds.
“I’m looking forward to hopefully playing more regularly and being back in the rough and tumble,” he said. “It does feel like the second part of my career.”
Lallana left Liverpool in the summer after ending six years with the Reds, in-which he helped them claim their first top-tier title for 30 years. But a combination of injury and the form of others meant he only made 17 appearances in all competitions last season.
“It feels good to know that I’m going to get more game time because, as everyone knows, that was hard for me in the last couple of years,” he added.
Lallana acknowledges that it might take him a few weeks to get fully up to speed.
“I’ve worked really hard in pre-season but I know it’s going to take time to be back to 100%. It’s a long season and I want to contribute all the way through,” he said.
“But the coaching staff and the lads have been brilliant, it’s such a good dressing room we have here and we do feel we can have a really good season.”