Preston North End’s on loan Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg is enjoying the game time he is getting and his role on the right side of the Lilywhites’ back line.
The Dutch No.2 arrived at the club as a centre back, but has played in the full back role in his six starts so far and says that he is finding it a good experience.
“I am enjoying it,” he told iFollow PNE. “When I was young, I used to play right wing and I got back to right back and then to centre back. I like it, I am happy to be playing and I just try to fill the position as best as I can.
“I like the attacking part, getting up and down the pitch – it is tough, because I am not used to that much running at centre half – but everything is good.
“Surprisingly the body feels well. The last few weeks have been tough, with many games. I am used to playing regularly, but not this much and not at this level, but the body feels fine and I am ready to go again on Saturday.”
And despite the recent results, the former PEC Zwolle man believes that he is getting into a rhythm: “Unfortunately, we haven’t got as many points as we would have wanted, but for myself, I am happy that I am playing – I think I have played the last six games, I am getting into a rhythm, I am feeling good and I am happy about my performances,” he continued.
“It is unlucky that we haven’t got as many points, but if we keep going, we will be fine.
“I saw it back and when I shot it and I looked at the ball, I thought it was in the top left corner. Unfortunately, it didn’t go in. The game was unfortunate – we played really well, but the red card and the own goal shot us in the foot.
We started really well and the own goal is just unlucky and we moved on from it and kept going. Even after the red card, in the first half, we were really good.
“It was just frustrating having seen [the red card] back, it is either both or no-one. The second half was tough, against ten men, but we should be happy and look forward to Saturday.”
And now he wants to add three points at the weekend to take into the international break: “It is a hard opponent, we know it, but if we play with the same kind of energy as the last game this weekend, then we have a good chance to win.
“We are looking forward to it and we are going to try and get everything out of it.
“The Wycombe game wasn’t our best game, but we have moved on and you saw the reaction from the boys in the last game and we will be ready for the weekend,” he added.
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