Leeds United defender Robin Koch has admitted he was left pleasantly surprised by the quality of food available to him in the city.

The centre-back joined Leeds in an £11.7m deal from SC Freiburg in August 2020 and has since established himself as a regular under Marcelo Bielsa and now Jesse Marsch.

The move to Elland Road was his first outside of Germany, having spent the entirety of his career before then playing in his homeland with the likes of SV Eintracht Trier 05, FC Kaiserslautern and then Freiburg.

That meant there was naturally some level of adaptation needed on and off the pitch for the player, with life in Leeds very different to what he’s encountered so far.

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A new culture, language and food are just three things he has had to adapt to since making the move nearly two years ago.

It seems, though, he’s getting along with that just fine, admitting he was even left surprised by the food on offer to him in Leeds.

“I had a very good time in Freiburg, so I was a bit sad when I left. Nevertheless, it was, of course, exciting to move abroad,” he told Badische-Zeitung.

“I miss the guys from SC Freiburg. And the weather! (But) I was looking forward to the English league. And I was looking forward to finally being able to play with the team.

“The first game was right away against Liverpool at the Anfield Road soccer stadium in Liverpool.

“I think I speak English pretty well now. The English lessons at school certainly helped a lot.

“In general, the food tastes better to me in Germany. But in Leeds, there are one or two very good restaurants. I would have expected it to be worse.”