Rukavytsya enjoying life with Hertha Berlin

Promising Australian striker Nikita Rukavytsya admits life is good in Berlin.

Promising Australian striker Nikita Rukavytsya admits life is good in Berlin.

The 23-year old is currently plying his trade with German 2.Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin after crossing from Holland’s FC Twente via Belgium's KSV Roeselare this season and has revealed that his transition has been very smooth.

“The place is great, Berlin’s a massive city and there’s a lot to do. I’m really loving it,” he told Australian Football Weekly.

“I’ve enjoyed it since the first day I came in and I’ve been welcomed by everybody. The club is great, the people are great, the coaching staff, players, everybody involved in the club is really professional.”

Rukavytsya says he is planning to remain in Europe for as long as he can and hopes to build on the game time he received at the World Cup earlier this year.

“…I just have to concentrate on the club first, and if you’re playing regularly for your club and doing well then I think you’ll get your chances with the national team,” he added.

“Obviously I want t stay in Europe for as long as possible and just see how far I can go. I guess we’ll see what happens in the future.”