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Kasper relishes dream debut

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Kasper Schmeichel is basking in both City’s fine start to the season and his own first team league debut.

The young keeper was named in the Blues’ starting line up for the Premier League opener at Upton Park, which ended in a great win courtesy of goals from Bianchi and Geovanni.

Kasper told mcfc.co.uk: “It was a fantastic experience to play in the Premier League, but also to take part in a game like this. I thought our play was fantastic at times, and our supporters were brilliant throughout. Credit to West Ham’s fans as well, it was a fantastic atmosphere when they got behind their team.”

Having honed his craft in loan spells at Darlington, Bury and Falkirk, Kasper says that he noticed a marked difference between playing for those sides and for City in the Premier League.

“It’s a split-second quicker than anything else I’ve played in, players think and react just that little bit faster. With the likes of Ljungberg, Zamora and Ashton, you know what you are up against but I thought that especially Micah and Dunnie, and the whole team, handled them really well.

“We rode our luck once or twice, but I didn’t have that many real saves to make. There was one in the first half that I tipped onto the bar, but it was already ruled out for handball, but I didn’t see that.

“Nedum went on this incredible run, maybe the Brazilian influence is rubbing off on him! I’ve never seen anything like it, it was unbelievable and from where I was it looked like he nutmegged someone!”

The 20-year-old also dismissed opinions from outside the Club that the rebuilt squad would not gel in time for the new season, saying:

“It was fantastic in the dressing room afterwards. I’ve read so many things about all the different nationalities and the language barrier, but there has been no problem. Everyone gets on brilliantly.”


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