New Arsenal signing Albert Sambi Lokonga has insisted he will be keeping his feet on the ground after making his international debut with Belgium.
The 21-year-old midfielder made his first appearance for Belgium last night, coming on in the last 15 minutes of the clash with Estonia as a replacement for Eden Hazard.
He will be hoping it is the start of a long relationship with Roberto Martinez’s side, who are always on the lookout for the next generational talent for the future.
For now, however, the appearance caps off an exciting summer for Lokonga, who secured a move to the Premier League when Arsenal swooped in a £15.75m to take him away from Anderlecht.
That, coupled with a first international, could see the Arsenal man being swept off his feet, but he insists that won’t be happening because the team around him absolutely won’t let it.
“I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time, and now I’m enjoying it,” Walfoot report him saying.
“I’m proud because I’ve done a lot of work to get here. I am living a beautiful period of my career, but I must keep my feet on the ground.
“The fact that I am well surrounded allows me not to get carried away. Now, I hope to be able to play against my brother Paul-José Mpoku’s Congo.”