Hull City

Larsson Up For The Challenge

09 August 2017
Seb Larsson is looking forward to a fresh and exciting challenge after becoming the Tigers' newest summer signing.

Swedish international Larsson, 32, penned a one-year deal with the Club this morning and can’t wait to get started in a league that he already knows well, and already knows how to get out of, following his time with Birmingham City earlier in his career.

“It felt like the right time for something new and it feels refreshing to come into a new environment here at Hull,” said Larsson.

“After spending a long time at one club – I was at Sunderland for six years – you feel the need to challenge yourself again. After speaking to the Head Coach here and listening to his ideas and what he is looking for this season, it is something that I want to be a part of.

“That conversation with him made my mind up that this was going to be the right move. I’ve also heard good things about him and the way he works – it all goes towards making the final decision a little bit easier.

“The aim and the target is for us to get out of this division and back into the Premier League, but from my previous experience, I know that the Championship is a very tough league. Every team will have its ups and downs during the season and at the end of it, it is all about the teams that have the fewest lows – they will be successful.

“There is a talented squad here and come the end of the season, hopefully we are one of the sides that has done well.”

Larsson’s arrival sees him teaming up with former Sunderland team-mates David Meyler and Fraizer Campbell once again, two players he called upon before finalising the move.

“I spoke to both of them before signing here and they only had good things to say about the place,” added Larsson.

“It’s always good to know a couple of people when you arrive at a new club, and I’ve played against most of the players here during my time in England so most of them are familiar to me.”?

Larsson has been without a club during the summer following his release by Sunderland at the end of last season. However, the midfielder has been doing his own fitness work and doesn’t feel he is too far off the mark ahead of the Tigers’ home double-header with Burton Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

“It was important that I kept my fitness up even though I was without a club,” he continued.

“The season has started now so I need a little bit of football work to get me fully up to speed, but fitness shouldn’t be an issue and I can’t wait to get started here.”