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Kristoffer Ajer talks to The Sun

Interview with defender

10 October 2021

Kristoffer Ajer has conducted his first in-depth interview since his Premier League debut. The Norway international central defender joined Brentford from Celtic in the summer. He played Brentford's first six games of the season but missed the match against West Ham United last week with injury. Prior to that game, Kristoffer spoke to The Sun for an interview released last week.

“When you come from a club that’s expected to win every weekend, it’s easier maybe to settle into the Premier League," Kristoffer told reporter Dan King. “There’s a very strong belief in the squad that we can really upset a lot of teams this season. “But we also know the quality in the Premier League can really hurt you if you are not at it. Straight after the Liverpool game, we were back at the training ground putting in great sessions. It’s a very healthy environment to be a part of.”

The interview was conducted after Brentford's 3-3 draw with Liverpool. There was discussion about Kristoffer's route from Celtic to Brentford and how playing in Scotland helped him develop and some of those quotes appeared in The Scottish Sun here. There was also discussion on the celebration of defensive action.

“I’m not scared of showing how I’m feeling on the pitch," he said. "It’s a lot of adrenaline. I’m living the dream. I’ve been thinking about these moments my whole life. When I experience something I’ve dreamed about for so long, I feel like I have to celebrate it.

"It’s a natural action. When the pressure at the back ends, you almost feel like you are saving a goal. “Why shouldn’t you celebrate that as much as a goal? It’s nice thing. “I probably celebrate a tackle more now than the goals I scored before. I think you maybe bring some energy to your team-mates as well.


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