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Man City defender Joel Latibeaudiere: I'm better for Twente loan

Manchester City defender Joel Latibeaudiere says he's a better player for his time on-loan with FC Twente.

Latibeaudiere says that playing in the Netherlands has given him the experience to fulfil his dream of playing for the Manchester City first team.

He told talkSPORT: “In Holland, the league isn't as physical as the Premier League or the Championship, so I feel like the younger players get more of a chance.

“I would recommend going out there and playing football. You're [also] learning a totally new style of European football; if you're playing for the best teams, you're going to be playing in Europe anyway, so you've already had that experience of European football and a brand new style.

“Just training with the first team every day and being in a first-team environment and even in the changing room has helped me a lot. But getting the minutes, playing in front of big crowds and playing against men [has really helped as well].

“Over there it was quite tactical so that was good to learn, and it was very different from what I was used to back in England. I think I benefited a lot and I think it was really important I made the decision to get out there on loan and get my first taste of professional football."

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