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Lukas Rupp explains quitting Hoffenheim for Norwich

Lukas Rupp has spoken of his decision to quit Hoffenheim for Norwich City.

Rupp penned a two-and-a-half year deal to join City, and Farke's persuasive powers had a huge part to play.

“He told me about Norwich, but also that he had been chasing me for a long time," he said.

“We had a long conversation on the phone when I was at the training camp with Hoffenheim. He comes from Paderborn, or at least from the area. That played a crucial role for me.

“I haven't been here that long, but I don't see a huge difference to how other coaches work. Only one thing perhaps, the training is much more intensive than in Germany. The other players here before didn't know that either, so the coach brought it with them.

“To be honest, it was not difficult for me. In the previous years there were also interested parties from England, so I was already thinking about it. It was just the right moment for me now. I really wanted to take the step and I'm glad that it worked."

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