West Ham United defender Winston Reid is enjoying his first season in England.
The New Zealand star gave his best performance for West Ham since joining this summer in Mondayâs 5-1 FA Cup victory over Burnley.
However, within hours of the final whistle, news about Tuesdayâs devastating Âearthquake in Christchurch began to filter through.
Reid, 22, said: âThe game is put into Âperspective. Most of my family still live there so it was very unsettling. It was good my family are OK, but there are lots of Âpeople who have died.â
As for life at West Ham, he added: âAfter a tough start to the season with being injured, the League is everything I thought it would be.â