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Fulham prospect Richard Barroilhet will reject France for England chance

Fulham teenage striker Richard Barroilhet is happy to be back in England.

Barroilhet came through the youth system at Nice and is regarded highly in France. But he returned to the country of his birth to join Fulham last year.

"Having been born in England, I've always followed the football in this country," the Westminster-born youngster told fulhamfc.com. "So it was natural for me to want to come over and see what I could do. Fortunately the chance to try my luck at Fulham came up and after a successful trial it worked out well for me.

"I really enjoy the challenge here, and the Premier League is an exciting place to be - this is the league that the rest of the world watches. To make it here would be unbelievable.

"I enjoyed my time in France with Nice, because it's a good club and one that looks after its young players. But I'm really pleased to be at Fulham because I know that I can become a better player here.

"I'm quite tall, but I think that I could be a bit stronger - perhaps I need to make my presence felt a bit more? But that's certainly something that I will learn here, you have to really, because English football is a lot tougher than the football in France.

"I grew up in the South of France playing football on the beach - so the intensity is obviously a lot different. Of course, this is a more demanding environment and from that I have no choice but to become a better player. It's hard, but that's what I'm here to do."

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