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Kirk impressed by games against 'big teams, with big names'

Midfielder Nikolaj Kirk talks to iFollow about his introduction to life at Brentford, as well as his time on tour in Italy

25 October 2017

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FC Midtjylland loanee Nikolaj Kirk has been settling into life at Brentford B since June 2017. After training on Tuesday, the Danish midfielder spoke to iFollow about his time in West London this term.

"I've been very pleased with the four months that have gone so far," said Nikolaj. "I'm happy to be here and I think I'm improving as well.

"The last few weeks have been the best. I've played some minutes and I've been happy with my performances."

This is the fourth trip for Nikolaj, known to his teammates as Kirky. The Danish midfielder explained what he has learned from tours like this in the past. 

"I think you get a lot of experience from playing against teams in other countries. They are big teams as well, with big names. On this trip we have played AC Milan, Atalanta and Inter Milan is coming up tomorrow. It's clearly a very good level."

Looking at the relationship with some of his fellow midfielders, as well as the Danish contingent at the Club, Nikolaj said: "They have been very nice to me and I think even though there is competition between us, we are getting along just fine.

"Of course, I'd be lying if I said Lukas Talbro and Mads Bech Sørensen didn't have an influence on me. I'm getting along very well with these two, I was living with Lukas and now I've moved into a different apartment with Mads so I'm spending a lot of time with the Danish guys."

Brentford B went to the San Siro on Sunday to watch AC Milan take on Genoa. Nikolaj was glad to have made the trip.

"It was a good experience to feel the atmosphere of course. The game wasn't too good, it was a nil-nil draw that didn't actually reach a very high level, but overall it was a good experience for us."

The team's attention now turns to Inter Milan tomorrow, Wednesday 25 October, where they look to win their second game in three. Nikolaj will most likely miss out on the tie, having taken a knock in the match with AC Milan on Saturday, but is looking forward to seeing a good game.

"I think they will have a very strong team for the game," he said. "I'm confident and I'm pretty sure we can do well."

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