Arriving last summer from Stade de Reims, Southampton’s Enzo Robise is already enjoying himself with the Premier League side, having trained with the first-team.
The 17-year-old left after just one year with the French club, dropped everything and decided to accept the Saints’ offer to join their academy.
Speaking to Onze Mondial, Robise revealed it took him a while to make up his mind, but, in the end, he believes he made the correct choice.
He said: “I left to live by myself in Southampton. Honestly, the change of country and language was making me think. After a lot of pondering, I understood it could help me. I was aware of what it could do for me, learn new things and a new language. With time, I think I did the right thing”.
Inspiring himself from Eden Hazard, the left-winger admits he was taken aback by how serious everything was in England compared to France.
The physical aspect of the game took a lot of getting used to, but he’s willing to do anything to succeed, having put all his eggs in one basket when he decided he wanted to become a footballer.
Helped by the likes of Sofiane Boufal and Mario Lemina when he first joined, Robise has now settled nicely, and has high hopes for the coming season.
He continued: “During my first training, I struggled for the first 10 minutes, and then I got into it and did good things. The next few, I did well again and it all snowballed. I hope to make my professional debut this season. My sentence: “I’ve come a long way”. I like it because to leave my first club, it wasn’t easy”.