Swansea City signed Kristoffer Peterson from Dutch side Heracles Almelo in the first week of August and he’s gone to make five appearances so far for his new club.
Last season, he had 12 goals and six assists in 33 league appearances for the Eredivisie side, while he’s netted once for the Welsh club, during their 6-0 victory over Cambridge United in the EFL Cup.
Out of five appearances, the 24-year-old was restricted to just 49 minutes of action in the Championship across two matches.
The Sweden international has now spoken to his home country’s press about his frustrating start to life at the Welsh club.
“Getting to play the first matches was a bit of a shock, given how my pre-season was. I wasn’t quite at a hundred [percent],” he told Swedish outlet Sportbladet.
“They have had a very good chat with me. I have to trust them, be patient. It has been a lot for me personally after all, considering that I have moved with children to a new country.
“I’ve been honest that I’m not happy with the situation right now, but they don’t want me to be happy with it either.”
In the past five Championship ties, Steve Cooper left Peterson out of the squad on four occasions. However, the player believes he will get opportunities over time at the Liberty Stadium.
“Sure, it’s frustrating, especially to go for matches as a 19th man, but that’s part of the game and I really don’t want to be the one to complain,” Peterson explained.
“It was this step I wanted to take and I am very grateful that they believe in me. They took me here for a reason and signed a three-year contract. I have to keep that in mind and just keep working.”
Peterson and Swansea will be hoping the former can adjust to his new life in Wales so that he can have more impact as soon as possible.