Newcastle midfielder Anita hitting gym to handle Premier League demands

Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita is becoming a gym junkie to get to grips with the Premier League.

Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita is becoming a gym junkie to get to grips with the Premier League.

The 23-year-old reckons pumping iron in the gym will see him battling it out with all the Toon’s rivals.

Anita said: “It is a tough transition but it is a new challenge for me, so I will work hard to make it.

“I am hopeful it is going to be quick and good. The competition is very tough — there are many games but I enjoy that.

“English football is quicker and more physical than in Holland. It is more the long ball and fight. I must do extra work for myself to become stronger.

“So I am in the gym a lot and running. That is after training or even in the mornings.”

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