Middlesbrough signed Danish forward Viktor Fischer during the summer transfer window in a €5m deal,and the 22 year old is still settling in to his new club and working his way into Aitor Karanka’s starting eleven.

Fischer has been speaking to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, and was asked about his inspiration in football. The Middlesbrough player explained he grew up watching Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, and that he dreams of becoming as good as him.

He said: “My idol has always been Thierry Henry. I followed Arsenal, and Henry was quick, natural and was always very good.

“Henry was a great athlete. He used to run fast and could finish also very well. I dreamed of coming to his level.”

Fischer recognises it would be difficult to match Henry because the former Arsenal had an athletic advantage. “I can never achieve the athletic advantage he had. I will never be as fast as him.”

As of now, Fischer can only hope to force himself into Aitor Karanka’s first team plans at Middlesbrough, as he continues to adapt to English football. The youngster got a boost at the weekend, with his appearance against West Ham, and made the most of the chance as he made an assist.