Moving from Aston Villa to Middlesbrough in January for £6m, Rudy Gestede is still without a win with his new club.
In fact, the Boro striker has only won one Premier League game in his entire career in 45 attempts, mostly due to spending last season at Villa Park.
Scoring just one goal in 11 appearances with Middlesbrough since joining, you could be fooled into believing things aren’t quite going to plan for the Benin international, yet that isn’t the case.
Interviewed by So Foot, the 28-year-old was asked how things were going at the Riverside.
He said: “At the club, things are going well, there’s a good atmosphere. In the town, however, there isn’t a lot to do. It’s very small, very calm. It’s a bit like norther France, with very welcoming people who love football.”
Yet to give the parmo a try, Gestede does however believe there is still hope for Middlesbrough to remain in the Premier League next season.
As for his unfortunate win statistic, all he can do is keep working.
He explained: “I’m aware the stat isn’t good for me, but it’s a team sport. Last season I didn’t really play that much with Aston Villa, which explains it a bit. As for this season, I joined Boro in the winter with a mission to keep the club up.
“After that, it’s up to God. I do my best every day, hoping to be rewarded. While I wait, I grin and bear it.”
Six points behind 17th Hull City with a game in hand, Boro are now one of the favourites to go down, but were that to happen, a return to France is off the cards.
He said: “I now my qualities, I know my level, and I don’t particularly aspire to go to Paris Saint-Germain any time soon. I don’t see any other club spending €8-10m for a player of my level”.