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Iversen Enjoying His Time At Latics

19 October 2018

Goalkeeper Daniel Iversen says he is enjoying life at Boundary Park with Oldham Athletic having joined on a season-long loan from Leicester City.

Iversen returns from the recent International break in high spirits after Denmark U21s qualified for the European U21 Championships, an achievement that he is proud of.

“I'm really happy about qualifying, it's a big chance for us (Denmark U21) to play against the big countries in the summer, so I'm pleased.” He said.

“But, I'm happy to be back with Oldham, I need to play well for the club now I'm back and show what I can do.”

Despite the seemingly long journeys to and from Oldham to play for his country, Iversen says that doesn’t affect him or his performances.

“I've been doing this for many years now, so it doesn't affect me, I can change from playing for my club to playing for Denmark easily and I'm used to it.” He commented.

“Obviously it's not ideal travelling and staying in different hotels, but this is football, you take it as it comes.”

He’s also enjoying his chance to play senior football regularly and he believes that there is a step up in class from U23 football.

“There's a massive difference between League Two and the U23s, it's more physical, the tempo is much higher, and everything is a step up in quality.”

Iversen has built up a great relationship with Oldham’s assistant manager and former Latics goalkeeper Andy Rhodes as well as fellow team mate Zeus De La Paz.

The comradery between the three can be seen around the club, in training and before they warm up as the trio usually have a crossbar challenge competition before every game.

The Leicester loanee says he is relishing the opportunity to learn a few things from Rhodes to improve his own performance.

“They're both great guys, we have a good laugh while we work together, and I’ve learnt a lot from Andy, but I take in all the information coaches give to me whether that's here at Oldham or with Denmark.

“Andy has quick feet and good hands, so he's teaching me a few of his tricks and I feel it's making me a better player.”

Iversen has kept four clean sheets so far this season, but although he’s been pleased with his own performances, he knows there is still room for improvement both as an individual and as a team.

“We haven't hit our full potential yet, we can play much better football, but I think it's coming and as we get through the season I think you'll see the best out of this team.

“You can have times where you don't play well throughout the season, but still pick up points, so I think we will start to show what we can really do soon.”


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