Norwich signing Van Wolfswinkel assures Sporting Lisbon fans of commitment

Norwich City signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel has assured Sporting Lisbon fans his commitment won't waver.

Norwich City signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel has assured Sporting Lisbon fans his commitment won't waver.

The 24-year-old striker, who agreed an £8.5m move from Portugal last month, scored an impressive hat-trick at Braga on Monday night.

“Of course it is hard to explain to people – some people think I am already in England,” he said. “But I’m here in Sporting and I think I showed tonight that I want the best for Sporting and for the team, and it’s no reason for me to keep calm and play easy. I need to give my maximum for Sporting. They deserve that.

“It is always sad when you leave a club that you really like. But it is also a new step for me in my career, to play in the Premier League and to develop myself.

“But the season is not finished yet so I don’t want to think too much about England. I want to focus on Sporting now and these are the only three points I can think about now.”

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