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Missilou Adapting To English Football Well At Latics

31 August 2018

Midfielder Christopher Missilou is enjoying his time in England so far and believes he is coping well with the demands of the English game at Oldham Athletic.

The Frenchman arrived in the summer and has featured in every game so far this season as Latics have made a decent start to life in League Two.

“I'm feeling good and people were really welcoming when I came, so I'm happy to be here.” He said.

“I saw first-hand the big difference, the game is more physical, but it's my quality and I'm a fighting player so it wasn’t a big problem.

“The biggest gap between France and England is the number of games, there's a lot and we play every three days, but I worked hard during pre-season to be fit enough to cope and I'm feeling good.”

Latics are on a run of four games unbeaten and Missilou believes there is a feel-good factor around the dressing room as well as on the pitch.

“There's a smile on people's faces, but we are focused on the next game which in football is always more important than the past game.” He commented.

“Dan (Gardner) and I have a good relationship because we're different players, Dan is more of a player that likes to take the ball and make things happen going forward where as I'm more of a defensive player trying to fight and give the ball quickly to my team mates.”

Fans have nicknamed him ‘The Missile’ and Missilou thinks the support shown by the Latics faithful will be pivotal in the team’s success this season.

“I'd like to thank all the fans for their support and I hope they keep supporting us because they are really impressive, even away like last Saturday.

“Just keep coming in the stadium because the team needs your support.”


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