New loan signing Poyet on his move to Huddersfield Town
New loan signing Diego Poyet isn’t surprised by the impact that Manager Chris Powell has had since arriving at Huddersfield Town last month.
The 19 year-old midfielder was given his professional debut by Town’s new boss at previous club Charlton Athletic and jumped at the chance to be reunited with Powell when the possibility to join Huddersfield on loan from West Ham United arose late last week.
“I heard about the possibility on Thursday night, so I got ready in case it happened. I trained with West Ham on Friday and got told it was going ahead afterwards. As I was already in London, it was easy for me to meet the squad at the hotel!” Diego told htafc.com.
“I didn’t even have to sing (an initiation for Town’s new recruits) – I got to the hotel, put my tracksuit on and joined them for dinner. They must have felt sorry for me!”
Poyet was subsequently an unused substitute during Town’s 3-1 defeat at Fulham’s Craven Cottage, where he was impressed by his new teammates despite the score-line.
He continued: “Despite the result, we were the better team for large parts of the game and we had the better chances. We were unlucky not to take anything from the game.”
Even before his move to West Yorkshire, Diego has kept a keen eye on the Club’s recent form:
“I’ve been following the Manager’s results and I’ve seen how Huddersfield Town has improved under him. Obviously I was lucky enough to work under him and Alex Dyer at Charlton, where he gave me his debut, and they deserve everything they get. They work very hard on the training pitch and that shows in the results.
“They are a big factor in my loan. As soon as I heard Huddersfield was interested in me, I immediately thought about working with them again. This is a big move for me as I’m away from home, but I trust the Manager and Alex as I know what they can give me.”
The Spanish-born midfielder is quickly getting to know his new colleagues in the playing squad too:
“The players have been great with me; I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone. The international break means we’ll get time on the training pitch and that’s probably better for me, but at the same time I’m here to play games. I’m just happy to be here.”
Although he was named Charlton’s 2013/14 ‘Player of the Season’ ahead of his move to the Premier League, the teenager has still only played around 30 professional games and is looking forward to furthering his experience during his month at the Club.
Diego explained: “I played just over 20 games in this division last season and I felt as though I learned more and more in every game. Hopefully I will get my chance here, carry on improving and help the team in any way I can.”
He is hoping to get the chance to make his first impact when the Terriers host Sheffield Wednesday at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 22 November:
“It will be a great game played in a great atmosphere and it would be my debut if I’m involved. I’m really looking forward to it.”
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