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Leicester striker Ayoze Perez has pop at Newcastle team spirit

Leicester City striker Ayoze Perez has had a pop at the team spirit at former club Newcastle United.

The striker who moved from Tyneside to the East Midlands last summer had spent five years at Newcastle but has suggested that the atmosphere at his current club is better than what he has experienced in the past.

It's a very familiar group," the Spaniard told Talksport. “Everybody is very close to each other.

“You can call each other friends. It's something I haven't had before and it's great to have that feeling. As soon as I walked in, when I signed, I had that feeling. It's important in a football club.

“Ben (Chilwell), Madders (James Maddison), Hamza (Choudhury), a lot of them, you feel you are very close to them. I felt it was a very warm welcome when I signed."

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