Sheffield United wanted to bring Sander Berge to Bramall Lane last summer, but the midfielder turned down the opportunity to join the Blades.

Chris Wilder’s side were able to convince the Norway international to join them in the winter market and the Premier League club signed him from Genk.

The 22-year-old made five appearances, which includes four starts for his new club, before the Coronavirus crisis suspended football in England and across other major European leagues.

Norway’s NTB had an opportunity to interview Berge and Dagbladet have relayed the comments made by the player.

“I jog a lot in the park, cycle at home and do strength exercises. We have a schedule we follow several times a week that we log and submit to coaches. It almost feels like I’m training more now,” he said.

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Berge played in the Jupiler Pro League for three years before joining Sheffield and he didn’t have much time to adapt to the demands of the Premier League.

“It was tough to get right into one of the world’s best leagues.  The demand is enormous on all fronts, physically, technically and tactically. It went very fast at the start where I played [with] a lot of adrenaline,” Berge stressed.

“It’s a dream for me to get to the Premier League. It is fun to be part of such a strong team that has so much to play for a higher position in the league, and we are also in the FA Cup.”

There’s still no clarity if and how the season will be completed. Berge, on the other hand, is utilising the break to further improve his own game.

“For me, it is easy to motivate myself, regardless of the tedious break now,” Sheffield’s January signing stressed.

“Now I’ve experienced what’s required in the Premier League, so I’m going to take that with me and build on it so I’ll be even better. This is a great opportunity to be even better trained and lay a good foundation.”